Roman 12:20 Therefore if thine enemy hunger, feed him; if he thirst, give him drink: for in so doing thou shalt heap coals of fire on his head.
This seems to be a hard one. Jesus taught us that we should love all, even our enemies. Sometimes it is even hard to love our friends and yet we are supposed to love our enemies also. The greatest example we can find of this is when Jesus asked the Father to forgive those who were crucifying Him.
Someone once said that the best way to destroy your enemies is to make friends out of them. They are then no longer your enemies.
This concept is a little hard for me to grasp because I honestly can not think of any personal enemies that I have. We do have enemies of our country, enemies of our way of life, and certainly in this age we have enemies to our faith. We can never prosper against our enemies if we render evil for evil. We must do what the next verse says and:
Romans 12:21 Be not overcome of evil, but overcome evil with good.
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