Proverbial Relationships with Enemies :: Heap


Proverbs 25:21-22 advices us on how we must relate with our enemies. The Bible also teaches us that  we must repay good for evil and not render evil for evil, or railing for railing: but contrariwise blessing; knowing that we are thereunto called, so that we should inherit a blessing (1 Peter 3:9) and warns us if on the other hand we repay evil for good, evil shall not depart from that house (Proverbs 17:13).

Jesus told us that we must love our enemies, bless them that curse us, do good to them that hate us, and pray for them which despitefully use us, and persecute you (Matthew 5:44). Our love must be expressed in action. This means that if our enemy is hungry, we must give him/her bread to eat; and if he/she is thirsty, we must give him/her water to drink. For in doing so, we heap coals of fire upon their head and our reward will be from the LORD. (Proverbs 25:22).

God expressed his love in action i.e, while we were still sinners and ENEMIES of God, Jesus died for us (James 4:4, Romans 5:8); He became manna (the bread), so we may eat of Him and live. He is the source of living waters and all who thirsty can come to him to be quenched.

Point(s) to ponder:
1. Do you need to reconcile with any one?
2. Do good to them that are your enemies!

Proverbs 25:21-22 (KJV)
21
If thine enemy be hungry, give him bread to eat; and if he be thirsty, give him water to drink:
22 For thou shalt heap coals of fire upon his head, and the LORD shall reward thee.