Scriptural Meditation- 1 Corinthians 16:14

Let everything you do be done in love.


You don’t have to like people to be godly. We should love and care for our neighbors, but that doesn’t mean everyone will get along well. Even in the Torah Exodus (23:4–5) there are references to “enemies” who are fellow Israelites. The Torah does not give the instruction to NOT have enemies, it instead says that you need to act justly towards your enemy. I think this squares well with what Messiah said late in Matthew 5, while he says to “love your enemies” and not hate them he is still talking to his people about their fellow jews. Paul gives this teaching to the Corinthians as well. We live in an imperfect world, full of imperfect people, as we are. Just because we don’t like each other, doesn’t mean we shouldn’t love each other and treat each other well. Sha’ul said it, Yeshua said it and the Torah said it, it is the heart of the Most High that we should treat each other well in spite of our differences, strife and quarrels. As Messiah said, if you love only those who love you, what good is that? As believers we are called to a higher standard, we must love one another and love our enemies, this is a difficult task, but if for nothting else, we should take it upon ourselves for the love of Heaven.

Published by MJ Muñoz

Husband. Father. Believer. Writer.

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