Tough love

Tough love

When the crowds came to John for baptism, he said, “You brood of snakes! Who warned you to flee God’s coming wrath?” (Luke 3:7; NLT).

“Follow me and be my disciple,” Jesus said to him (Matthew 9:9; NLT).

‘Love your neighbour as yourself’ ” (Mark 12:31; NLT).

“But to you who are willing to listen, I say, love your enemies! Do good to those who hate you. Bless those who curse you. Pray for those who hurt you” (Luke 6:27-8; NLT).

God’s love is tough,
He tells us straight,
And warns us of
His wrath to come.

We need to listen
To his voice,
And try to follow
His dear Son;

To say we’re sorry,
And to change,
Love friends and neighbours
As our own;

Love those who hate us,
Those who harm;
Then he will save,
And lead us home.

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