On Wednesday January 20th 2021, a new President will take the oath of office and the power of the office will be transferred. Surrounding the ceremony will be a strong force of The National Guard, police, and other security forces. This is the first time I’ve seen this in my lifetime.
So today I would like to speak about hatred. I’ve never seen this country so divided. There’s so much hate for each other that nothing else matters. WHY??? People will even sacrifice the better good of this country because of their hatred. I just don’t understand it!
A simple definition of hate is a passionate or intense dislike or ill will toward. Please make note it’s not just a dislike for… it’s a passionate or intense dislike. For example… The President-Elect has been talking about uniting this country again. That was one of the basis of his campaign. Then his party antagonizes the other Party by impeaching the sitting President. This is strictly a political move to punish the President since he will be out of office before there is a possible trial to remove him. This is one of the many signs of hatred in this country. Both political parties are guilty of this hatred.
We see the same kind of hatred in local governments as we see in individuals. Because we can’t see eye-to-eye we need to hate the other person. We are teaching our children to Hate by our actions and speech. With each generation it gets worse and worse.
Hate feeds on itself. Once we start hating the spread of hate happens easily. Hate spreads from one person to another then to groups and more groups of people. Hate spreads like a virus infecting more as it grows. Each time it spreads it gets worse. Eventually hate for something becomes popular. The In Crowd all hate the same thing. and we find it on our television stations the radios and everywhere we look because of its popularity.
The Bible teaches us about hate. How we should act and respond to it. Luke 6:27-28 we find this verse, “But I say to you who hear: Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, bless those who curse you, and pray for those who spitefully use you.” This can be a very tough thing to do. I hear some of my fellow Christian’s complaining about others. Maybe it’s your boss, maybe it’s a politician, maybe a school teacher, maybe a fellow worker or maybe another Christian. We find it easy to complain. Are you praying for those or just complaining about them.
Are you praying God will bless them? If we earnestly pray for them I can guarantee you this will change things. The first thing it will change is our attitude towards them. This is the first step towards loving our enemies.
Let me ask you a question, is there hatred in your heart? Do you get upset when you hear or read things about someone or something we don’t like? As Christians the Word of God tells us we can not be Christians if we hate. In 1 John 4:20 says, ”If someone says, “I love God,” and hates his brother, he is a liar; for he who does not love his brother whom he has seen, how can he love God whom he has not seen?”
Here’s the good news. You don’t have to live with hatred. The first step to get rid of hatred is to give it to God. But to do that you must have a relationship with Him. How’s your relationship with God?
There is no better time than the present to start or maybe renew your relationship with God. Take a moment now and dedicate yourself to Christ Our Savior. Please… if you don’t know Christ or have fallen away please pray… Tell God you believe His Son Jesus paid for your sins and rose again. Tell God you are sorry and want to start Living for Him. He will forgive your sins and mistakes and give you Everlasting Life with Him… and place His Spirit deep within your heart. In 1 John 1:9 says, “If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.”
Please remember this… To get rid of your hatred starts with a relationship with Jesus. Give ALL your burdens to God!!! Give God that Hatred.
I pray that God will truly Help and Bless you. May God Bless and Keep!
I thank you for reading my blog. I do not claim to be any expert or affiliated with any religious organization. All I can say is that I’m affiliated with my Lord Jesus Christ. This is one man’s opinion and observations. My hope is I stirred up some thoughts for you to think about. There is one place that we can find all the answers to life. That road map is Commonly known as the Bible. If you want the answers to life all you have to do is read. If you would like me to pray with you or want to send a comment please email me at Bob.L@magnificentpromises.com
For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten son, that whosoever believeth in him shall not perish but have everlasting life. John 3:16