hate (hÀt) hat¿ed, hat¿ing

 

1 to have strong dislike or ill will for; loathe; despise

YN.hate implies a feeling of great dislike or aversion, and, with persons as the object, connotes the bearing of malice; detest implies vehement dislike or antipathy; despise suggests a looking down with great contempt upon the person or thing one hates; abhor implies a feeling of great repugnance or disgust; loathe implies utter abhorrence —ANT. love

     

  • So, we see from this definition that hate is the opposite of love, and we know from the Biblical account that hatred is a result of the fall. Disobedience caused a separation between men and God, but it also drove a wedge between man and man. And, as we began to look at each other through sin stained eyes, we began to lust after the things that formerly we were one with and now separated from. Hatred first manifested itself in mankind at the death of Able at the hands of his brother Cain. But, I believe it was also the motivating factor in Satan as he entered the serpent intent upon mans destruction. And since that time to this it has destroyed friends, families, communities and nations. But, God has a solution for the problem of hatred and the scriptural basis is found in Ephesians.

  •                                         Ephesians 2:13-18                               
    13 But now in Christ Jesus ye who sometimes were far off are made nigh by the blood of Christ.
    14 For he is our peace, who hath made both one, and hath broken down the middle wall of partition between us;
    15 Having abolished in his flesh the enmity, even the law of commandments contained in ordinances; for to make in himself of twain one new man, so making peace;
    16 And that he might reconcile both unto God in one body by the cross, having slain the enmity thereby:
    17 And came and preached peace to you which were afar off, and to them that were nigh.
    18 For through him we both have access by one Spirit unto the Father.

    Verse 13 speaks of the separation that resulted from sin that has been rectified by Jesus' blood sacrifice. Verse 14 illustrates how His blood nullifies the effects of sin as it pertains to our relationships, causing reconciliation. Verse 15 it destroys hatred that existed in the flesh, brother to brother, and has made of two one man. One new man in Him that is reconciled back to God and placed once again back into Divine order.
     

  • Because of Jesus Christ we can now have fellowship without reservation. But, it is only in Jesus Christ and although salvation has come to every man, not every man has accepted that salvation. The world remains in the clutches of sin, in spite of the fact that light is in the world, men choose to walk in darkness. But, you don't have to, you can have peace and love toward all men in your heart. By accepting Jesus in your life you can be one that shows the true love of God to all who you touch. If you're not saved please pray this prayer with me.

God, thank you for showing me my need of a savior, and thank you for providing me an escape from the penalty of sin. Jesus, come into my heart and be the Lord of my life I repent of my sin and receive your loving sacrifice as my own. Thank You

 

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