Jesus said in Matthew 5:43, 44: “Ye have heard that it hath been said, Thou shalt love thy neighbor and hate thine enemy. But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them that despitefully use you, and persecute you.”
Men we must teach our children these great truths for they are the principles and commandments of Christ’s kingdom. The Jews, scribes, and Pharisees who sought to teach the law given by Moses called the Gentile nations whom they regarded as enemies, “dogs” and “unclean.” Gentiles were not to be touched by a handshake or kissed on the cheek. This was most likely the reason why the man who was robbed and beaten on the road to Jericho was left unattended. The priest and the Levite, who both were most holy teachers of the law, showed no compassion to the seriously wounded man even though he was a neighbor (and possibly a Jew). But he had been violated by unclean dogs (the Gentiles) and therefore was unclean.
Jesus taught that God loves all men. Even though they are unclean through sin, He still loves them. If they despitefully use us or persecute us we must pray for them and come against the powers of darkness that control them.
Right now, here in our nation of USA, we are seeing almost every day police (who are seeking to do their job to protect the people of our cities) being gunned down by black men who are deceived and under the control of the powers of darkness. As Christian fathers we have an obligation to our nation, our cities, and our police force to pray that this evil will stop.
We must pray for all the black people of America that they will be delivered from the murders being committed by their own people upon themselves. Of course, black lives matter, but even more importantly, all lives matter, no matter what the color. The lives of our policemen matter also. We must pray for divine protection to be upon their lives so that they will not be afraid to do their job. The devil wants to put fear into our police force, because of concern for their own safety, so that crime will increase.
Even when we are despitefully used by people of a different color we must pray for them, right now. We must never let the enemy divide us and cause us to hate one another.
Men, please gather your families together each day to pray for our nation and against the hate which the enemy seeks to stir up amongst the races. Color is only skin deep.