If a person demonstrates that he or she is your enemy, treat them accordingly. Don’t play with your enemies and don’t believe the situation between you has changed without some form of conflict resolution.
Your enemy is never your friend. When your enemy becomes your biggest cheerleader beware. I’m reminded of what the snake said to Bre Rabbit after Bre Rabbit carried him in his coat pocket until his health returned. The snake bit Bre Rabbit and when Bre Rabbit protested, the snake said, “Bre Rabbit you knowed I was a snake when you see’d me.” Your enemy is never your friend without some concrete form of conflict resolution.
Jesus dealt with His enemies as enemies. Jesus knew their flattery would always precede a trap being sprung. Here is a case in point:
“Then the Pharisees went away and planned to trap Jesus into saying the wrong thing. They sent…
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