Show Kindness to Your Enemy

Verse of the Day:        Proverbs 25:21-22     

If your enemy is hungry, give him food to eat; if he is thirsty, give him water to drink.  In doing this, you will heap burning coals on his head, and the Lord will reward you.  

Have you ever heard the expression “kill them with kindness”?  It means to put an end to anger and bitterness by showing kindness and generosity. As metals are melted by heaping coals upon them, so is the heart softened by kindness. (Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary) The more you treat your enemy with unexpected kindness and generosity the more they will see the same love, forgiveness, mercy and grace that the Lord shows you.  Show kindness even to people who don’t deserve it, not as a reflection of their character but as a reflection of yours.

Lord, thank You for the love and kindness You’ve shown me even though I don’t deserve it. Help me to be more like You, Lord. I know it’s not my place to judge others so help me to show love, patience, forgiveness, mercy and grace to all people. Amen