Why do we, who have received so much grace from God, judge our fellow man so harshly? It’s often because we forget the measure of grace God has given us. We forget we are one of “all  [who] have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God.”  (Romans 3: 23) Before we obtained God’s FREE gift of salvation, we were all  destitute, filthy, blind beggars wandering hungry, cold and naked ever closer to the yawning chasm of our own destruction. We were completely without hope or the ability to help ourselves.  

God seeks and finds us, and His Spirit draws our our criminal souls to become His adopted children. He gives us the keys to His kingdom. His righteousness becomes ours. His grace should fill us with humility and overwhelm us with grace towards others.

When we remain consistently aware that we are beneficiaries of grace, we humbly desire that even our worst enemies find God, because we know their offenses are no greater than ours. Jesus said:

“Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you.” (Matthew‬ ‭5:44‬)

God’s grace should completely change how we treat those we think are beneath us. No one was more righteous than Jesus, yet He had compassion on beggars, lepers, adulteresses, tax collectors and murderers. Jesus was perfect, yet He died for His enemies—including us. So, who are we, who were once His enemy—to—NOT show love to our enemies?

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