An Idea Borrowed

Years ago on a radio program someone shared that they read a chapter in Proverbs every day. Since there are 31 chapters and the longest month has 31 days it allows you to read through Proverbs on a regular basis. I use it as the launch pad for my personal worship time and branch out from there. On this blog I will try to share some of the insights I have in the Word. I will try to organize them in the archive by reference.

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Hatred's Results

(Pro 10:12 KJV) Hatred stirreth up strifes: but love covereth all sins.

I see “hatred” (8135) causing all sorts of problems. I see it in politics. People are willing to destroy the country because they hate a certain person. On the international scene I see this. Americans have no concept of real hate. In the Middle East generations are being taught to hate. I had a conversation with a young man who’s family came from Lebanon. He was born here and was one of the nicest guys you would ever want to meet. One day the conversation led to Israel and he made a calm statement that they all needed to be killed. The women had babies and the babies grew up to be soldiers. They all needed to be killed. He was totally serious and saw no problem with the statement. I repeat, he was a great guy. He was the kind of guy you would bring home to meet your daughter, except when it came to Jews.

This is how the world hates. We in America have been so saturated with the gospel that we don’t understand this. We think the world looks at things like we do. Not so.

This attitude “stireth” (5782) “strifes” (4090). When a person is motivated by hate instead of love it causes no end of problems.

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