a 4 letter word that is such a destructive thing for anyone!
How many of you have hated someone before and hate someone right now??
You see that if you hate something you are using up your mind, emergy and feelings against that "thing" which might not know or even care of your feelings about it!!
Hate really eats you up inside.. take it from me I really do know this first hand.. See I hated someone really bad for about 15-20 years.. it really affected me when i was no where near that person as well.. it ate me up inside!! Really did not do me any good as I spread that hate to everyone I spoke to and now I realise what it was doing inside me.. This has changed now and really has made me see what damage it does!
Do you know Jesus never mentions of hating anyone at all in the Bible? Even those who tortured him to death!
Jesus tells us exactly the opposite thing to do... in Matthew 5:43-44 You have heard that it was said, ‘Love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’ But I tell you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you"...
So lets put this into our lives right now!!
We see hate in all walks of live..
A verse in the Bible tells us so simply.. God is Love! 1 John 4:8
Look at Jesus teachings..He says this to us.. Romans 13: 8-10
The commandments, “You shall not commit adultery,” “You shall not murder,” “You shall not steal,” “You shall not covet,” and whatever other command there may be, are summed up in this one command: “Love your neighbor as yourself.” Love does no harm to a neighbor. Therefore love is the fulfillment of the law.
I know a bloke who was spat at, beaten, whipped and then had nails hammered into his hands and feet by the leaders of that country but he was innocent..
He even prayed for them and forgave them for what they were doing.. he didn’t get angry or seek revenge at all.. if it had of been me I would have been so full of hatred and anger I’d have flipped cause there is no way I could have gone through that and remained calm.. could you forgive that person if they did that to you??
Let me give you a situation and have a think about it...
If you were in a boat in the middle of a lake and the person you hate the most was drowning.. would you help??.. how many would honestly help that person??
Ok.. let me ask it this way then…
If you were drowning and the person you hated most was in a boat would you ask them for help??
So why would you ask them for help and not help them if they were in your shoes??
Jesus tells us to help our enemies and pray for them.. after all the hand of Gods love is for EVERYONE..
Look at the Scripture:
Romans 12:9 12:17 and 12:21 as well!!
Hate eats you inside out…
Your “enemies”, those you hate, do NOT care that you hate them.. they love it!! They feed of it.. it gives them a sense of power and control over you… they just grow and grow!!
If you do not let the hate sit inside you it will NOT control you at all..
We are made in Gods image.. so its not the person we hate.. its their actions. God loves everyone but he hates what some people do.. and when we accept Jesus and ask God for fogiveness He forgives us!!
Just going to leave you with three question for you all to seriously think about!!
Do you think that the person you hate really cares about it?
What would you do with the energy of hatred in your life if you changed it for doing good?
Also what people did to Jesus IS far worse than what someone has done to you.. did Jesus hate them???
May the Lord bless you all..