Proverbs 25:21-22

Our devotions this Easter season come from members of Faith Lutheran Church. Today’s writer is Elaine Gabriel.

If your enemies are hungry, give them bread to eat; and if they are thirsty, give them water to drink; for you will heap coals of fire on their heads, and the Lord will reward you.” Proverbs 25:21-22

I used to be good at taking other’s inventory and treating them according to their score. This took a lot of time and energy and many times became a wedge between me and others.  My friend Pasty Winn used to tell me that the devil’s favorite tool is the wedge. The wedge is the true enemy.  That is why I always try to approach others with empathy.

Still, if you consider another person as your enemy, the Bible says to feed them if they are hungry and to give them a drink if they are thirsty.  This verse failed to mention praying for your enemy. I would definitely have added prayer to the regime. This is your opportunity to give your enemy a strong dose of goodness and mercy.

By feeding your enemy, you are not strengthening them but softening them against you.  God will reward you for showing kindness to your enemy.  If that does not change their hearts, God is willing to heap coals of fire on their foreheads.  Let us hope and pray that it never must come to this point.

Let us pray:  Dear God, Give me the strength to treat others with love and kindness even if they treat me poorly.  I know that it is not my place to judge or to even the score.  Please show my enemies mercy and only punish them when all else fails. Amen.

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2 Responses to “Proverbs 25:21-22”

  1. Susan DeVinny Says:

    I’m impressed with the thoughtful, in depth readings of our Faith Community.

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