When. Is. Hatred. Acceptable?
Hatred. It appears everyday in my surrounding. Never in my life have I seen so much hatred!
Why? How did this happen? And how did it become acceptable to hate one another?
Yes, this is what I woke up too! Why is there so much hatred?
I was reminded of Scripture this morning – Proverbs 6:16-19:
Proverbs 6:16-19 – There are six things which the LORD hates,
Yes, seven which are an abomination to Him:
Haughty eyes, a lying tongue,
And hands that shed innocent blood,
A heart that devises wicked plans,
Feet that run rapidly to evil,
A false witness who utters lies,
And one who spreads strife among brothers.
I invite you today to look at these things that the LORD hates:
- haughty eyes
- lying tongue
- hands that shed innocent blood
- heart that devises wicked plans
- feet that run rapidly to evil
- false witness who utters lies
- one who spreads strife among brothers.
Look long and hard at these seven things and consider if you are caught up in any of these ways. Have you become a part of what the LORD hates?
Have you made your hatred of others acceptable? Because I don’t see it on this list!
If you must hate, hate the things that the LORD hates.
Today, I end with a thought to contemplate:
What sort of God would create us, sacrifice his One and Only Son that we might have salvation, inhabit us, all that we might hate one another?