Something You Have Never Done Before

“Do not rejoice when your enemies fall, and do not let your heart be glad when they stumble, or else the Lord will see it and be displeased, and turn away his anger from them” Proverbs 24:17-18

To have an enemy is not ideal. There is surely no one who is without one, and it is true that there are different types of enemies. You may an enemy that you are well aware. And you can have one you don’t even know exist.

Life is not just about the positive side all the time. There is the negative and this often tends to overshadow the good side. You have seen this in many issues around the world, as well as in your personal life.

A day will come when you discover the real identity of your enemy, a day you finally realise someone is after your life, to do nothing but evil to you.

When you found out such, I bet you will do all it takes to get rid of this person before he or she gets rid of you. Also, the Lord God will take it upon Himself to fight for you especially when you are battling with invisible enemy.

It is human, you are glad in showing your happiness when your enemy is being punished, but do you know what? God is not in agreement with you in this!

He wants you to understand deeper lessons of life. Someone who became your enemy did not just start overnight. Something triggered this person to be one. It may be through your faith, your spoken words, your attitude, or it may be as result of this person’s envies or jealous for you. Also it may be because of no one’s fault.

God is trying to show you that no human is any enemy. Situation changes people; it makes them turn from being good, from being the positive human to worst people on earth.

There is no doubt that God can forgive your enemy. Look at it this way; If God is punishing that person for hurting you, and he cries out for mercy, surely, God’s mercy is steadfast, which mean God will offer His divine mercy, and will change the life of your enemy for better.

Remember, salvation is not just for you. It is for everybody, for the entire human race. This is why it is not necessary for you to rejoice or be happy when your enemy is undergoing punishment from God.

Believe me, you have no right, as believer, to rejoice over the downfall of anyone, not even your enemies. You are saved to love, to forgive, to encourage, admonish and to bless others.

Instead, I implore you, to pray for your enemies, ask God to change their lives and let them embrace salvation. How marvellous life would be if we all have friends and no enemies! Think about this.

Happy New Year 2010!


Princess Ayelotan

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Published by Ehiyeh-sh’Ehiyeh

“Once I was young, and now I am old. Yet I have never seen the godly abandoned or their children begging for bread.” ‭‭Psalms‬ ‭37:25‬ ‭

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