“But I tell you, do not resist an evil person. If anyone slaps you on the right cheek, turn to them the other cheek also. And if anyone wants to sue you and take your shirt, hand over your coat as well.”

– Matthew 5:39,40

One of the best ways to prove to God that you trust Him with your life is by loving your enemies. If you don’t love offensive people or your enemies, you’re saying God doesn’t really have control over your life. Let me encourage you to test and see that loving offensive people is better for you in the end. Rather than obsessing over your comebacks, you become more friendly and relaxed.

According to Jesus, we should turn the other cheek and this does not mean pretending that the offense does not matter. Rather than resenting or fighting a person, He said to try to go the extra mile. We are called to be salt and light, and agents of change! It’s not just about securing our rights or getting what we deserve, but being like the Lord. Instead of making issues all about you, see if there’s someone who can be touched by the Gospel. A simple act of forgiveness, love, and mercy can change someone’s life forever.

Friend, Abraham Lincoln famously said, “I destroy my enemies when I make them my friends.” There’s a lot of wisdom in that and it makes it possible for you to become an agent of peace. You can build and accomplish so much more as you become more like Christ. Being like Jesus means loving people, even when they offend you, your family, your religion, or your country. Learn to love people by letting go of the past. This will make you happier, and you’ll be doing what God has called you to do — to be salt and light in the world.


Father, keep me from resenting those who offend me. I want to learn how to be your salt and light.


Do you practice simple acts of forgiveness, love, and mercy?

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8 Responses

  1. Still trying to see if I can get a link to watch the healing services. I saw where Bobbly
    told someone to contact Dakota to get the link. I sent Dakota an email with no response. I contacted the person that Bobby told to contact Dakota and she said she did not get the link either.

    Is there such a link? If so will you sent it?
    I’m already giving to support this church.

  2. Amen Amen , wegen dieser Einstellung ist Abraham Lincoln damals umgebracht worden ,wie auch aus dem selben Grund in seinem anderen Körper als J.K.
    der David Heute

  3. This was such an on time word for my current season. THANK YOU !! I really enjoyed reading this. God bless !

  4. Robbie:
    I am a friend of your Father, Robert Anthony.
    My wife and I were Eagle Club members with your Grandpa for many years.
    We enjoy your sermons as much as we enjoyed your Father’s sermons and your Grandfather’s sermons.
    We are praying for your ministry.
    We were invited to the Crystal Cathedral years ago and stayed at the Doubletree while we visited there.
    We ate lunch with your Dad and Donna.
    I remember You, Your Dad, and your Grandpa were all in the Auditorium together.
    Your Grandpa signed his most recent book later. One line I distinctly remember from one of your Dad’s sermons was ” When you are down to nothing, God is up to something.” Your Dad is a great preacher. Have him join you more often. I know he is very busy also.
    God bless you all!
    In Christ’s Love,
    Lee and Dedra Barker

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