Sitting at the Feet of Yeshua
We continue our quest to explore what I have been calling the Eternal Torah. We’ve looked at Yeshua’s teaching on murder, adultery, divorce, taking of oaths, retaliation & giving. In this post, will finish looking at what Yeshua himself says about the last of six important topics contained in the Torah ~ love your enemy.
LOVE YOUR ENEMIES
“You have heard that our fathers were told, ‘Love your neighbor – and hate your enemy.’ But I tell you, love your enemies! Pray for those who persecute you! Then you will become children of your Father in heaven. For he makes his sun shine on good and bad people alike, and he sends rain to the righteous and the unrighteous alike. What reward do you get if you love only those who love you? Why, even tax-collectors do that! And if you are friendly only to your friends, are you doing anything out of the ordinary? Even the Goyim do that! Therefore, be perfect, just as your Father in heaven is perfect.” (Matthew 5:43-48)
There is no other passage of the Brit Hadashah that contains such a concentrated expression of Messiah-like ethics for personal relations. Continue reading “The Eternal Torah ~ Part 8”