Those Who Hate
Those Who Hate
I’m sure most people are aware of all the violence and vile hatred being spewed around the world. There isn’t even a valid reason behind any of it. The Bible often mentions “hate”. Some might be surprised to learn that even God hates. Psalm 11:5 plainly says,
The LORD tests the righteous and the wicked,
And the one who loves violence His soul hates.
On top of that, Psalm 81:15 says,
Those who hate the LORD would pretend obedience to Him,
And their time of punishment would be forever.
“Those who hate the LORD” are the ones who “pretend obedience to Him”. They proclaim their self-righteousness, while spewing out lies, slandering the innocent, destroying property, attacking people, and screaming obscenities. Though they say they are right, God’s word says differently. Psalm 21:9 shows God’s judgment,
You will make them as a fiery oven in the time of your anger;
The LORD will swallow them up in His wrath,
And fire will devour them.
That will be a sad demise. As much as they loudly proclaim their righteousness, they seem unaware that Galatians 5:22-23 says,
But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law.
Titus 3:1-7 spells it out for Christians,
Remind them to be subject to rulers, to authorities, to be obedient, to be ready for every good deed, to malign no one, to be peaceable, gentle, showing every consideration for all men. For we also once were foolish ourselves, disobedient, deceived, enslaved to various lusts and pleasures, spending our life in malice and envy, hateful, hating one another. But when the kindness of God our Savior and His love for mankind appeared, He saved us, not on the basis of deeds which we have done in righteousness, but according to His mercy, by the washing of regeneration and renewing by the Holy Spirit, whom He poured out upon us richly through Jesus Christ our Savior, so that being justified by His grace we would be made heirs according to the hope of eternal life
Knowing God’s love, we say, “Hallelujah! LORD, thank You for loving us and wanting to save us.”
A Christian devotional to glorify the LORD of lords and GOD of gods.
Pray for our country.
The LORD made this day, let us rejoice and be glad in Him.
The word of the LORD is tried;
He is a shield to all who take refuge in Him.
Sing for joy in the LORD, O you righteous ones;
Praise is becoming to the upright.
How blessed are those who dwell in Thy house!
They are ever praising Thee.
Just as a father has compassion on his children,
So the LORD has compassion on those who fear Him.
O give thanks to the LORD, for He is good;
For His lovingkindness is everlasting.
Glory in His holy name;
Let the heart of those who seek the LORD be glad.
Not that I have already obtained it, or have already become perfect, but I press on in order that I may lay hold of that for which also I was laid hold of by Christ Jesus.