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Understanding Evil, How to Show Love & Compassion for the Wicked

“Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins.”

1 Peter 4:8 (NIV)

Wicked and miserable people are everywhere.

As Christians, we are called to love them, but, at times, this may feel impossible.

In many cases, those tormented by Satan are quick to receive the gospel, grasping for a way out of the living hell in which they abide.

But, heartbreakingly, others choose to muddle in the mire, and to dawdle in their darkness.

Indeed, over the years, they have become accustomed to anguish and intimately familiar with the demons that harrow their existence.

They feel something akin to a sense of loyalty to the devils that torment them.

After all, when everyone else abandoned them, the demons stayed close, a familiar ball and chain.

Yet, we are called to LOVE them. Not to judge them or attempt to change them, but to love them.

I say, loving a person is not the same as enabling them or babying them.

Difficult people lack spiritual maturity and can be just as trying to deal with as an infant.

They demand attention from others, whether it be praise or pity, because their hearts do not know the living God.

We might do our best to ease their pain and calm their anger, but doing so is like pacifying a child.

Soon enough, our efforts will fade and the child will want more.

I tell you brothers and sisters, do not attempt to satisfy an evil person because it is not possible.

Only God can satisfy the wants of our hearts, and the Lord Jesus is the only Way back to God.

He is the sole bringer of peace.

“There is no peace,” says the Lord, “for the wicked.”

Isaiah 48:22

In summary, we are called to love those who hate us, but we must accept that ONLY God can satisfy their hearts.

Much Love, Many Blessings, Jesus is Lord

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