FOCAL TEXT: John 15 vs 24►► ” If I had not done among them the works which no one else did, they would have no sin; but now they have seen and also hated both Me and My Father.”~|ISV|______________________________________
FAVOURED greetings, Cherished one. The holy scriptures vividly affirm that Jesus Christ was hated almost from every angle, from His childhood to adulthood. Hatred is a sure sign that you don’t love the person, who he is and what he stands for. A cursory observation of Jesus’ ministry points out some reasons why the Jews, Scribes and Pharisees hated Him. One, they didn’t understand or believe the person of Jesus as the Son of God.
They saw Him as a mere ordinary person boasting of “their” God as His Father. Many through misunderstanding are hating others. But as a new creation, you don’t have to hate anyone created in God’s image. Two, they didn’t possess what was inside Jesus. Jesus was full of divine wisdom, understanding and knowledge but they were full of evil, carnality inspired by their selfish tradition of the elders. Beloved, hatred is a sign that you are not ready to embrace the good in others.
No matter how bad a person is there is something good hidden in him. Hatred is ungoldy because it is the work of the flesh. You are born of love, not hatred. The love of God is shed abroad in your heart by the Holy Spirit (Romans 5:5). Refuse to hate anyone born of a woman. The same way love has a language, hatred also has its language and lifestyle. Let love lead and learn to embrace and celebrate the good in others despite their flaws. The rich grace of our Lord Jesus Christ abounds towards you always.
Father, I thank You for loving me unconditionally. I understand the power of Your love towards me. Therefore I refuse to hate others. I graciously choose to love and embrace the good in others in the Mighty Name of Jesus Christ. Amen !
Pray that God’s Spirit would help you love and embrace the good in others.
You are not safe until you are SAVED. Believe in Jesus Christ Now, if you haven’t.
FURTHER STUDY: Ephesians 4:32
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