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Thursday, March 3, 2011

When Hate Is Good

For many of us we cannot fathom a time when hate is a good thing. I mean hate is hazardous to your health. The Bible is all about love in fact God is love. In fact the Bible declares if a man say, I love God, and hates his brother, he is a liar: for he that loves not his brother whom he has seen, how can he love God whom he has not seen?  So how can you suggest hate can be a good thing well let me throw three little suggestions at you:

  1. When people's hate motivates you to be the best you can be that's a good thing.
  2. When hatred of sin causes leads to closer fellowship with God that's a good thing.
  3. When hatred of injustice causes you take a stand for those who have no voice that's a good thing.
Ultimately, hate channeled in the properly way can be a good thing.  No, I am not an advocate for hate for one of the basic tenets of the Christian faith is predicated on love. Hopefully, the next time someone calls you a hater it is a good thing.

Scripture Reference:  1 John 4:20

God bless,
Bondservant Hollis

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