Hate breeds hate

3 Dec

God has been cookin up a blog entry in my heart for several days. Funny how He confirms things sometimes … Last night, Rick Warren tweeted this and I had to retweet: “As followers of Christ we’re prohibited from hating anyone or hurting back. Let it go & you will grow.”

Love breeds love, but hate breeds hate! Think about it: If someone hates you, and expresses it openly, your natural inclination is to hate back! And this is the very emotion Jesus addressed in the Sermon on the Mount when He said if we hate, we endanger ourselves of hell fire! (Read all about it in Matthew 5, 6, & 7)

This translates to EVERY AREA of our lives: Jesus said LOVE YOUR ENEMIES. Those who would kill you, those who express hatred towards you in ANY WAY. And remember (and test and see if this is not true): When someone tells you they HATE you or your family or something you feel is a part of you, your natural urge is to hate back! (This is one of the problems I’ve had with BOTH SIDES of our state college football rivalry this year … I’ve heard too much hate. FROM BOTH SIDES.)

So check yourself, before you wreck yourself. Hate breeds hate. Love breeds love. Jesus said CHOOSE LOVE.

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