Love Become Hate….
In the past week I have seen more hatred in America then any other time in my life. The tragic death of George Floyd (Black Man) by a Minnesota police officer(White Man) is totally unacceptable. This police officer has been charged with the murder of Mr. Floyd. It’s my understanding that charges are pending on the other 3 police officers at this time.
As a result of Mr. Floyd’s death, peaceful protest and demonstration started. This is a perfect way to show love to Mr. Floyd and protest the mistreatment by the Police Department. Protesting is a great way to bring attention to a problem of excessive force used by some police officers. This problem needs to be addressed by our leaders.
When the peaceful protest turns into a riot, it no longer Honors the life and death of Mr. George Floyd. What was being done with love has now turned to hatred. Breaking windows, burning police cars, looting stores, and burning buildings is a crime.
So what’s the motivation for rioting? Is it a political move? Is it just a selfish move? There are a lot of different cards being played. I believe it’s a little bit of everything. If the looters really cared about Mr. Floyd’s death and police brutality, they would have piled all the merchandise in the middle of the road and burned it there. Satan is promoting self and the attitude of what can I get for myself, how can I profit off of this tragedy.
Again it is all about me and not about Mr. Floyd. Now look at the loss of innocent lives of people just doing their jobs… So far I’ve counted 12 people have died due to the riots. How does beating to death a store owner helps protest the death of Mr. Floyd. Quite frankly my friend, this is no better than the police officer that killed Mr. Floyd.
Are the riots political? There are many who would seek to divide and destroy this country. Some of the things we need to look at are: Paid Protesters, Lack of police and national guard response, and then pallets of bricks found on the streets. Think about it… people are being used for someone else’s agenda. That is for political gain.
We have taken our love for each other and because of a tragedy…have turned love into hatred for each other. In Matthew 22:37-38 “Jesus said to him, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind.’ This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like it: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’
The scripture says love God first and love your neighbor as yourself. So we need to ask ourselves is rioting loving our neighbor as ourselves? But this issue has two sides to the fence. The obvious is the rioting, but I’ve heard the hatred from my brothers and my sisters in Christ about what they would do if someone tried to loot their business. Do you really think that Jesus would kill somebody that was breaking into a business?
We all need to take a look at our attitudes. Are we following that great commandment to Love your neighbor as yourself? So my question is… Does this sound like you? Has your love has turned into hatred? Do you get angry when you see the new clips? There’s an easy, simple and easy way to get that love back. That is to ask Jesus Christ to renew and refresh your heart. 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.” Renewal and Salvation is only a prayer away. It’s free, It’s easy and you don’t even need a credit card. Just ask God to Forgive you and to come into your life. May God bless this country! May God Bless You!
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 or the form below.
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