Sunday, 18 February 2018
Hate . ( Romans 3 v 9 - 23 )
Sad to hear of another mass shooting in the dear old USA, seemingly he may have been adopted,who knows the reasons behind what he did. The thought came to me, was it hate?. Hate is a very strong emotion ,hate drives love out, hate drives reason out,hate destroys.It is interesting that the commandments are fulfilled by love,One could fill a library of books on the subject of hate,Writing on Cain who killed his brother ( Gen 4 ) the apostle of love John warns us that we do not become like him, if we hate we become murderers ( 1 John 3 v 15 ).It is our Lord who challenges us as to our looking and thinking,.are equivalent to doing it. ( Matthew 5 v 27 - 28 ).Hitler was consumed with hate for the Jews,and had millions murdered,hate put our Saviour on the cross ( John 15 v 18 ),love can turn to hate, human hatred is a sin ,we all can let hatred take over, we have a choice ( Gen 4 v 7 ), like all sins there is a beginning ,where we can by Gods refuse to hate,or we can run with it,and it ends up like the mass shooting in USA,or like Cain , or even like Hitler. There are ways to overcome hatred forgiveness and love, we can if we choose too, refuse to hate,if we don't we will cause suffering to others and we will suffer ourselves.The apostle declared, ''And now I will show you the most excellent way ,Love ( 1 Corinthians 13 ).