I like to watch people. Sometimes I learn from them, as to what to do, and sometimes, I see what not to do, by what I see. But what I have learned in observing people, is don’t follow anybody. Because we all can make mistakes.
I don’t follow the crowd. I follow Jesus….
I watch God, because His example is the greatest example to see. When I think of Jesus, the first thing I think of which is the opposite of hate, is love. He had so much of it. He has this sweet spirit, that just attracts you to Him, because of His love. His kindness, His compassion. His sense of right and wrong. Even His personality that has this soothing affect, A calm, a sense of peace. And to just be in His presence….
I feel like I am at a loss of words, trying to articulate Him, to describe Him, as I know my Lord, but the spirit of my Lord, is love, and it is hard to explain. But in that love, I see nothing mean or ugly about him. Nothing vindictive. Nothing hateful. All I see, is this love. That is not silent. But He can be….
We all look at God in our own way…..
But maybe thats just it, not everybody looks to God, as the example, and because of that, they have no true guidance of love. Because He is the greatest example of love. So much, that He gave His life, on the cross, so we could have eternal security. In Him. But those that do not know Christ, well they do hate. It comes to them naturally.
So, when I see folks hate, I see something that takes over them, that frankly is kind of scary. A sense of losing control. Of self. This to me, makes them crazy.
BUT I KNOW YOU, THAT YE HAVE NOT THE LOVE OF GOD IN YOU. JOHN 5:42 King James.
Its not rocket science. One can sometimes see, when folks either hate or love. Hate is ugly to me, but it seems to bring out a side of someone, that can make them lose control. They say things, that they may not normally say. They get angry, and something about hate, but they lose control. Just observations…. but they go a little crazy.
Or some can go very, very crazy….
Sooner or later, this hate they have, consumes them. Gee who knows why they hate so much?
Maybe something happened to them, where they got no resolution. Maybe, they were wronged, and no one apologized, or maybe they just feel good hating. Or taught to hate. Thats scary. It may even be where they think to hate gives them power? But hate makes them implode…
There is something very dark, foreboding, and black about a soul, who hates. The darkness, hides the love that could be available, and they cannot see. They do not stop to see with love.
I don’t know. All I know, is I don’t like how hate feels in me. Oh I have disliked some folks, but I have never gone to the point of hating. Even as a child, I would always catch myself. To not think that mean, to be hateful. I hope I never do. Because then part of me, will lose the innocence, that I still hold onto. I hold onto that innocence, of sorts, because it reminds me of being a child. Of being in awe of beauty, there is nothing beautiful about a heart that hates. Its all about self.
Love is different….
That child like feeling, that can look at something, and just react in love. Even if it is pity. Sure I get angry, I have been known to do so. I think those that truly know me, know I have that side of me. Sometimes, I am blunt, I can be harsh. I can come on very strong.
But I don’t lose control. Maybe sometimes I did. Over react. But still. To not get to the point, where you would think of hate. To do something… to purposely hurt someone. To inflict pain or sorrow. To use something you know about the person, to make them feel bad. Or inferior, this is hate. But in that process, puffing yourself up. Wow. That would be a point of no return in hate. That scares me.
Hate seems to want some kind of justification. Some kind of resolution. But, to react with that energy, just does not seem to me, to bring out positive results. How can it?
What brings on hate? Jealousy? Being unforgiving? Resentment? Bitterness, that enters the soul, that poisons someones thoughts? Bad thoughts, that have been seed, but now taken root in the soul.
All by the way, that are characteristics of the enemy, of our Lord, Jesus Christ.
IF A MAN SAY, I LOVE GOD, AND HATETH HIS BROTHER, HE IS A LIAR: FOR HE THAT LOVETH NOT HIS BROTHER WHOM HE HATH SEEN, HOW CAN HE LOVE GOD WHOM HE HATH NOT SEEN? I JOHN 4:20 King James.
Have you ever noticed those who hate, and I am talking about the things that you see on social media, toward certain individuals, is so unkind? Rude. Demanding? They seem to go a little crazy, to be honest. There is no filter. There is no moral code. There is no sense of just being polite, or a sense to give someone the benefit of the doubt?
When I see some of these folks, they forget, what seems to be right or wrong. They cannot see truth. Truth could be staring them in the face, but this hate, seems to distort things, and they don’t see truth, they just want to see what they want to see.
Hate is a strange thing, yet there are things we are called to hate. According to God. Evil, is one of those things. We are to hate evil.
YE THAT LOVE THE LORD, HATE EVIL: HE PRESERVETH THE SOULS OF HIS SAINTS: HE DELIVERETH THEM OUT OF THE HAND OF THE WICKED. PSALM 97:10 King James
Hate to me, can lead to evil….
The remedy? Jesus Christ. Repentance, a soul searching to see, the poison in one self. I believe hate, can be turned into love. If we take heed to the King James scriptures. The commandments the law of love. To love God, to love one another, to forgive.
AND THIS COMMANDMENT HAVE WE FROM HIM, THAT HE WHO LOVETH GOD LOVE HIS BROTHER ALSO. I JOHN 4:21 King James.
Going to God, can show us that hate, so we no longer are ruled by that spirit of hate. But by the spirit of love. The enemy of God, hates us. So sadly, you don’t want to see it, but expect it. Christ told us. Sad that more Christians don’t see this, or practice it. Because I have seen many Christians, hating even others. That they have called a brother or sister in Christ. That is a Pharisee spirit, in my estimation.
MARVEL NOT, MY BRETHREN IF THE WORLD HATE YOU. WE KNOW THAT WE HAVE PASSED FROM DEATH UNTO LIFE, BECAUSE WE LOVE THE BRETHREN. HE THAT LOVETH NOT HIS BROHTER ABIDETH IN DEATH. WHOSOEVER HATETH HIS BROTHER IS A MURDERER: AND YE KNOW THAT NO MURDERER HATH ETERNAL LIFE ABIDING IN HIM. I JOHN 3:13-15 King James
The enemy hates when he sees Jesus in our hearts. When we walk in love. Because it reminds him, God had the upper hand, and actually kicked him out of the Kingdom of God, and he knows his destination is hell. Maybe thats why the devil hates. But either way, that should teach us all something. Don’t hate.
Remember we do not come against flesh and blood, but against principalities. When I see hate in someone, I feel sad for them, because the enemy, has invaded their soul, with hate. It becomes a struggle for them, this hate, they feel. But it has taught me, to walk away.
FOR WE WRESTLE NOT AGAINST FLESH AND BLOOD, BUT AGAINST PRINCIPALITIES, AGAINST POWERS, AGAINST THE RULES OF THE DARKNESS OF THIS WORLD, AGAINST SPIRITUAL WICKEDNESS IN HIGH PLACES. EPHESIANS 6:12 King James.
Maybe I don’t hate, because God has always shown me love. In a world, where many have not. Where many have not cared. Where I have seen hate. Even in those that I loved. But something, within my soul, my spirit, said, don’t learn that….don’t hate.
Just My Thoughts, today.
Let us practice walking in love, as Christ did. He is our greatest example. The only way we can do that is by totally giving our hearts to Christ. Ensuring our salvation. Repenting, starting over…..