Read Luke 6:27-28
1. To whom is Jesus directing His commands in these verses?
2. What is He assuming about the relational status of His listeners?
3. What four responses are we to have for our enemies?
Who is someone who hates you, curses you, or mistreats you? We can’t control how other people respond to us, but we can control our own actions. Instead of merely trying to not let their actions bother you, what are some ways you can take it a step further and actively love them, be good to them, bless them, or pray for them? Pray about this now and share your action step with a trusted friend or group member who will hold you accountable to living it out.
For Further Reading: What Did Jesus Really Mean by ‘Love Your Enemies’?
For Families with Kids at Home
Pray for an opportunity to have an intentional conversation with your kids about what it looks like to love people who hate or mistreat them. The default can be to immediately try and protect their feelings, but think about how you can encourage them to take a kingdom perspective of loving someone and showing them Jesus.