The Bible tells us to love your enemies, do good to them that hate you, bless them who curse you, pray for them that despitefully use you. AND, if someone smacks you, turn your cheek so they can smack the other side, and if someone takes your coat, don’t stop him.
Some will say — please, I’m not doing that. Even so, some will not want to love their enemies, do good for them, bless them or even pray for them. Some would even say, if someone smacked me, I’m smacking them back. And definitely will not let them take from me, without stopping them.
Well, strange as it may sound, to not do these things that God ask of us, is disobedience to God. We all can say, our first response is to defend ourselves. But fortunately, we don’t have to, God is our defender.
If you think about it, God works in the reverse of how we know and see things. When God tells us to give Him a portion, which means we have less, He blesses us with more. When God tells us to love, pray and bless our enemies, we are blessed and rewarded in return. To know how God works is to read His word.
You see, God’s ways are higher than our ways, and His thoughts are higher than our thoughts. We can NEVER go wrong obeying and following God. NEVER!
Isaiah 55:9 (KJV) – for as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts.