A HEART FILLED WITH LOVE HAS NO ROOM FOR HATE
The bible says God is love. In Matthew 5:44 God tells us to love our enemy, In Matthew 22:39 He tells us to love our neighbor as our self. So say you were abused, molested or raped how should be towards that person? I will tell you man’s way is not the way of God. Man’s way would show hatred and wish the worst on that person for hurting us. But is that how God wants us to be? Nowhere in the bible does God show us these actions are of him. He tells us to have love and compassion, pray for those who hurt you. The best example is Jesus on the cross praying to God for those who harmed him, asking God to forgive them for they know not what they do. Should we be any different. Let God and the justice system handle it. What about people who are gay, of another religious group or race? Does that give us a right to hate someone because they believe differently or because they are of another color? Not according to the bible, it says to love your enemy. I don’t see where it gives any exceptions. If we are holding hatred in our heart, it isn’t of God. I believe this world would be a better place if we all lived God’s way and not man’s way.
(*Loving your enemies doesn’t mean you love the sin, there is a difference.)
Jesus talks about love and he says the law hangs on two commandments. The first one is to love the Lord with all your heart, soul, and mind. The second one is to love your neighbor as yourself.
37 And he said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind.
38 This is the great and first commandment.
39 And a second like `unto it’ is this, Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself.
40 On these two commandments the whole law hangeth, and the prophets.
Mt 5:43 Ye have heard that it was said, Thou shalt love thy neighbor, and hate thine enemy:
Mt 5:44 but I say unto you, love your enemies, and pray for them that persecute you;
Mt 5:46 For if ye love them that love you, what reward have ye? do not even the publicans the same?
Praying for Peace and Happiness to All of You!
Lots of Love,
- “Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you” (worryisuseless.wordpress.com)