November 5th, 2018
Hateful Hearts Resist God’s Love
John 15:18-19 (KJB) If the world hate you, ye know that it hated me before it hated you. 19 If ye were of the world, the world would love his own: but because ye are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world, therefore the world hateth you.
Hate is the most notable characteristic of the god of this world. God dwells at the other end of the spiritual spectrum as He is supernaturally filled with an unending eternal love. Hate echoes through the halls of this world while love fills the corridors of eternity.
Therefore, a child of God should not be surprised he is hated and despised in this world. Even Jesus Christ was hated and hounded in the short time He spent in this world. In fact, God told His spiritual family to expect to be hated as we sojourn as strangers in this world. Many passages of scripture, including these verses above, and many others like John 16:33 repeat this truth.
Do not take it personally when lost hearted men in this world hate you, for they first hated Jesus Christ, and will continue hating you as you choose to identify with Him as you sojourn in this world.