If you come across your enemy’s ox or donkey wandering off, be sure to take it back to him. If you see the donkey of someone who hates you fallen down under its load, do not leave it there; be sure to help him with it. (Exodus 23:4-5)
If you come across your annoying neighbor’s child or pet wandering off, be sure to take it back to him. If you see the child of someone who’s generally annoyed with you heading for trouble, do not leave him there; take him by the hand and guide him to safety. (Exodus 23:4-5 paraphrased)
Do not gloat when your enemy falls; when he stumbles, do not let your heart rejoice. (Proverbs 24:17)
Or how about this:
Do not gloat when a person that annoys you loses. When the person you don’t really like makes a mistake, don’t secretly find enjoyment. (Proverbs 24:17 paraphrased)
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But love your enemies, do good to them, and lend to them without expecting to get anything back. Then your reward will be great, and you will be sons of the Most High, because he is kind to the ungrateful and wicked. (Luke 6:35)
Heal my heart and make it clean
Open up my eyes to the things unseen
Show me how to love like You have loved me
Break my heart for what breaks Yours
Everything I am for Your Kingdom’s cause
As I walk from earth into eternity
I found your blog today by chance. I love the way God guides things to us that we need. Your words today are healing for me. Family, enemies, so much negativity… I have felt paralyzed.
Congratulations on your purposeful life! And thanks.
I’m so glad you stopped by Rebecca! Thanks for commenting and leaving the words of encouragement :)
Incredible words of wisdom! Thank you for sharing your insight.
Love this so much, we cannot be reminded enough to love like God, so thanks!
Sandy, thanks for reading (and commenting)!! I’m so happy to get feedback :)