What is your life representing right now? Love or Hatred?
That is where God led me this morning. What is within my heart? Within my soul?
Today, I am reminded, once again, that Jesus was hated without cause. Let that sink into your mind – your heart – your soul today. Hating without a cause!
They would not be guilty if I had not come and spoken to them. But now they have no excuse for their sin. Anyone who hates me also hates my Father. If I hadn’t done such miraculous signs among them that no one else could do, they would not be guilty. But as it is, they have seen everything I did, yet they still hate me and my Father. This fulfills what is written in their Scriptures: ‘They hated me without cause.’ (NLT)
Notice the small word “if,” and underline it and then ponder the context within the Scripture.
Sadly, within our government leaders, it has become acceptable to hate – to hate anyone or anything that doesn’t go along with their controlling leadership. It has been just over two years since the last candidate for a seat on the Supreme Court was hammered – beat on and humiliated in front of millions of people. And now, today, we are going to see these same “hate-mongers” go after another candidate for the seat on the Supreme Court.
We do not lead by hate. We do not love by hate. And we should not try to control by hate. And yet, this week, we have watched leaders speak out in hatred for no other reason than to just hate.
There are six things the Lord hates—
no, seven things he detests:
a lying tongue,
hands that kill the innocent,
a heart that plots evil,
feet that race to do wrong,
a false witness who pours out lies,
a person who sows discord in a family. (NLT)
I look at these words above, and every one of those seven things were used as tactics during the 2018 hearing of Brett Kavanaugh. It was destructive to our Nation. These leaders need to be held accountable for their actions and their actions of today.
What have we become? What are we representing – Love or Hate?
Dear Heavenly Father, when does this hate end? When will people be held accountable for their actions? My heart aches with the pain and chaos that stretches across our land from choices that have been made in the government halls of our Country. Father, we need to desperately have heart surgery upon our Nation – to dig deep down into our souls and see what we have become. Start with my heart today and show me where I have gone wrong – show me if I have walked away from you in anyway! Heal our Land! But more importantly, show us our sins! Don’t make it easy on us! I love you, Lord and I ask this in Christ Jesus’ name, amen.
The words were a little hard to swallow today – but don’t run from them. Let God work within your heart and start peeling away any hatred that you have allowed to creep into you. Let’s work towards God’s ways and God’s thoughts.