On hating others and living for ourselves

“But the one who hates his brother is in the darkness and walks in the darkness, and does not know where he is going because the darkness has blinded his eyes.”

– 1 John 2:11

You don’t have to watch the news for very long or spend more than a few minutes online to see the anger and bitterness that people have for one another, especially when it comes to differing social, spiritual, or political views. Yes, there is a time to stand up for what we believe in, but there is also a fine line between that and attacking others who don’t agree.

How we view and treat others says a lot not only about who we are as people but also where we are on our walk with Christ. Part of being a Christian means that our lives should mirror His which includes treating people the way He did.

Many people have been deceived into believing just the opposite which is that we should hate others and live for ourselves.

Hating others and living for ourselves might be fine if one is of the world but if one identifies as a Christian, it’s a clear sign that they are living a lie and that they do not truly know God.

If someone does know God they will have the love of God in them and that love will be clearly evident in how they treat others, no matter who the others are.

Exit question: If Jesus had a blog, Twitter, or Facebook page, do you think He would spend one second mocking people who hated Him, putting people down, or arguing?

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Categories: Christianity

5 replies

  1. Answer: “NO”. Jesus would do as scripture guides us to do…

    Matthew 5:44-45 King James Version (KJV)

    44 But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you;

    45 That ye may be the children of your Father which is in heaven: for he maketh his sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and sendeth rain on the just and on the unjust.

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  2. Good post James! What a thought to think of: Jesus blogging! I think He would be refuting trolls well but also graciously and will be especially graceful for those who are looking for forgiveness!

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