LOVING BEYOND THE NORMAL EXPECTATION
Luk 6:32 “If you love the ones who are loving you, what kind of grace is that for you? Because even sinners love the ones who are loving them.
Luk 6:33 And if you do good to the ones who are doing good to you, what kind of grace is that for you? Even sinners do the same.
Luk 6:34 And if you lend to those from whom you hope to be repaid, what kind of grace is that for you? Even sinners lend to sinners, so that they may be repaid in full.
Luk 6:35 But love your enemies, and do good, and lend, expecting nothing back. Then your reward will be great, and you will be sons of the Most High, because he is kind to ungrateful and evil people.
Luk 6:36 Be merciful, in the same way that your Father is merciful.
because he is kind
Our love and good deeds need to push the envelope, to go the second mile, because we are reflecting the kindness of our sky Father. We can be thankful that God has built love and care into the fabric of all societies, and his truth is reflected partly in any religion. But we must go beyond that common grace. We must demonstrate uncommon grace, sacrificial love.
LORD, show us how to love beyond the normal expectation.