The problem with hate….

I hate people. Those words have been uttered out of my mouth for God knows how many years. It has become almost second nature to say it. What does God have to say about it? Love one another as I have loved you, is His commandment to us. Well, there goes the neighborhood. It is not a shock to know that God expects us to love one another. How much did He love the world? He died for the sins of the entire world. So, we should probably be a little nicer to each other at the very least.

One day, every soul will stand before their Creator and give an account of how they lived their lives. Every one of us will experience this without fail. On that fateful day, there will be no excuses accepted. I have a, let’s call it dislike of a certain culture. They tried to kill me. I tried to kill them back. God is not going to care that they tried to kill me. He isn’t going to accept my dislike as a reason for not forgiving them. It seems that I have a lot of work to do if I plan on making Heaven my home.

My issue is that my dislike of people has been passed on to my children. They grew up hearing me say that I hate people and now guess who has a dislike of people. That’s right, the acorn doesn’t fall far from the tree. It is a singular regret that I have. Looking back I should have been a better example.

While our human nature finds it acceptable to dislike people for a variety of reasons, it is not acceptable to God. There is a Scripture that reads: God is love. We live in such a fast paced world that the very concept of love is hard to grasp. The Bible instructs us to love one another, and that is all there is to it. If we can’t love each other here, how will we ever love one another in Heaven? It would be a shame to miss Heaven because we held on to grudges and hatred instead of following what God has commanded us to do.

Prejudice is not of God. Hate is not of God either. The Bible clearly states that God is not the author of confusion. If I were to continue, He is not the author of malice, gossip, backstabbing, or other evil things that we find acceptable. One day soon, God will split the Eastern sky, and I want to be ready when He returns for His bride. That is all.

Freeman out.

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