Scripture printed text- Luke 6:27-36. In the book of Luke, Jesus gave His disciples a set of laws that governed their behavior. Instructions for His people to live their lives by. This set of laws is called the Sermon on the Plain. The Sermon on the Plain is one of the most powerful passages in the bible. These instructions consist of four blessings and four woes. Followed by additional instructions that can be summed up under the Golden Rule; vs 31. Do unto others as you would like them to do to you.
Jesus commands His disciples in vs 27-28 to love your enemies, do good to them which hate you, bless them that curse you, and pray for them which despitefully use you. These commands are not optional, but are the disciple’s obligation. Jesus says in order for His followers to truly honor Him, they first must be willing to obey His commands and love those who hate you and bless those who mistreat you. This is not an easy task, but it is the task given to genuine disciples of Christ.Church, let us pray to God and ask His Holy Spirit to help us to obey His commands, and to put them into practice daily. We should concentrate more on obeying the Lord, rather than focusing on the challenges in doing it. Jesus knows the power of love and the commitment to obedience. Love is the main ingredient to this Christian life, and our obedience is what ultimately honors God. Let us practice loving those who don’t love us, speak well of those who speak ill against us, and in everything we do, do it with the Golden Rule in mind. And as ye would that men should do to you, do ye also to them likewise.