As our Father, God has blessed us absolutely, and He wants us to experience it daily. He wants us to enjoy it too, especially as we enjoy it with others.

Romans 5:15 - "But the free gift is not like the transgression. For if by the transgression of the one the many died, much more did the grace of God and the gift by the grace of the one Man, Jesus Christ, abound to the many."

We can expect to experience the fullness of the blessings of God anytime we want to bless our enemies. We can't help but be blessed and blessed beyond belief!

2 Corinthians 5:21 - "He made Him who knew no sin to be sin on our behalf, so that we might become the righteousness of God in Him."

He loved us so much that He gave His only begotten Son that we might be made the righteousness of God in Christ. While we were sinners, He did this... can you imagine?

Ephesians 2:8 - "For by grace you have been saved through faith; and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God;"

What kind of love is this? It's unimaginable! After being blessed so greatly, how can we not eagerly bless others, including our enemies?

Luke 6:33 - “If you do good to those who do good to you, what credit is that to you? For even sinners do the same.

We’ve all been blessed. We’ve all received His lovingkindness (blessings) through His unmerited mercy and undeserved grace, and we call ourselves blessed. However, keep in mind only those who believe in His grace experience it.

John 1:16 - "For of His fullness we have all received, and grace upon grace."

His grace compels us to love one another in the same way He loved us, which includes loving our enemies. Thus, we love others, and we “make good decisions” that serve others regardless of our cost BECAUSE we have been transformed by His love.

3 John 1:2 - Beloved, I pray that in all respects you may prosper and be in good health, just as your soul prospers."

We are transformed by Joy, and Peace, and every good thing from God. Joy, peace, and everything GOOD is the fruit of the Spirit that is grown within us and through us. Therefore, let your enemies see only God's fruit in you and from you.

Galatians 5:22 - "But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness,"

God loved us when we were enemies, enemies of God and His Kingdom, and enemies of His Christ. Meaning we received the best gift EVER while we were enemies of the cross. 

Luke 6:34 - “If you lend to those from whom you expect to receive, what credit is that to you? Even sinners lend to sinners in order to receive back the same amount.

We give (bless others) because He first gave Himself to us. He loved us first! Through His Grace, our nature was changed by His love.

2 Corinthians 5:17 - "Therefore if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creature; the old things passed away; behold, new things have come."

We were literally transformed by His love. Instead of demanding to be served, we are eager to serve others.

1 John 4:19 - "We love, because He first loved us."

He not only loved us first, but we didn’t deserve it, quite the opposite. God’s Grace and Mercy towards us change us from the inside out. Because of His great love we are transformed into His image, causing us to love in return.

Romans 2:4 - "Or do you think lightly of the riches of His kindness and tolerance and patience, not knowing that the kindness of God leads you to repentance?"

Grace and Mercy and Love come with no attachments, no requirements, and no hidden clauses. He is Merciful, so we are too. He is our Father, and He changes our nature from within.

Luke 6:36 - “Be merciful, just as your Father is merciful."

It is so simple we can’t miss it.

Luke 6:35 - “But love your enemies, and do good, and lend, expecting nothing in return; and your reward will be great, and you will be sons of the Most High; for He Himself is kind to ungrateful and evil men.

Praise God we have a Heavenly Father who loves us more than we can ever imagine. He’s done it all through Grace, the Word of God, and His Son.

We love others, including our enemies, because He first loved us. PERIOD. DONE. SETTLED. The creator of the entire universe knows and loves us personally and perfectly. So, Yes, absolutely, let us love others, INCLUDING our enemies, for HE FIRST LOVED US.

About the Author:
Craig Rogers
Craig Rogers

Grace Coach

Craig Rogers has been a Christ-centered leader in the...

Craig Rogers has been a Christ-centered leader in the behavioral health industry for the past 25 plus years. Craig Rogers is an...