Today Pastor Nathanael Mayhew defines the word Enmity as described in Scripture. Enmity or hatred is obvious in the world around us as seen in human interactions like political rallies or racial riots. There are many differences between human beings, but Christians have been called out of the world and are to be different than the world. They are to speak the truth in love (Ephesians 4:15), and to love their enemies (Mattew 5:44). Christians have been called out of the world, because the world is enmity against God (James 4:4 and Romans 8:7). Christ came to bring unity, not just between those who believe in Him, no matter who they are or what they have done, but more importantly to bring peace between God and man (Ephesians 2:15-16). This was the purpose for Jesus coming to earth as a man and living and dying for sinners. He came to remove the enmity which stood between sinners and a just and holy God. May that truth bring you peace and comfort in the assurance of your sins forgiven in Christ Jesus!
February 6, 2017