A common expression in my country is that “haters are going to hate.” Hate groups are not unique to my country, nor are they unique to this time.
When people hate other people, they are blinded and confused. We are warned not to be influenced or swept away by others’ hatred: “Let me say this, then, speaking for the Lord: Live no longer as the unsaved do, for they are blinded and confused. Their closed hearts are full of darkness; they are far away from the life of God because they have shut their minds against him, and they cannot understand his ways. They don’t care anymore about right and wrong and have given themselves over to impure ways. They stop at nothing, being driven by their evil minds and reckless lusts.” (Ephesians 4:17-19)
Jesus teaches that we must love God and in doing so, we must love each other. Jesus teaches that we must love not only our family and friends, but also our enemies.
If you must hate, hate evil: “…if anyone respects and fears God, he will hate evil...”. (Proverbs 8:13)
If you must hate, hate what is wrong: “Don’t just pretend that you love others; really love them. Hate what is wrong. Stand on the side of what is good.” (Romans 12: 9)
But better yet, let your heart be filled with love.
For when love has hold of your heart, it is in the hand of God.
Photo by Radek Procyk of Syrian Refugee Camp
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I have been enjoying this blog very much. In this day and age so many forget to slow down , stop and smell the roses, and most importantly to let go and let God. When we found out Mike had terminal cancer there was nothing left to do. He lived 22 months not the original 6 weeks. In that time he taught me how to let go and truly believe God had his back. Since then I had endured and survived much more than my former self would have believed I could. Living life and enjoying even the ‘bad times’is easy when you know God, Jesus and the Holy Spirit are always on duty. There is nothing I can’t handle through God who strengthens me. I am so glad God is a merciful and just God. Thank you again for this blog.
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Thank you, Judy, for commenting on my blog. It means a lot that you took the time to reflect upon it.