(Proverbs 8:36 KJV) But he that sinneth against me wrongeth his own soul: all they that hate me love death.
Christians are commanded to love. We are told to regard others as more important than ourselves. I struggle with the idea of turning the other cheek and going the extra mile, but I accept it because Jesus wants me to be that way. In the wide spectrum of personalities and dispositions, that is a characteristic of Christians. We embrace life because we embrace Jesus.
It is hard for us to accept that there are people who “love” (157) “death” (4194). They hate life and light. They may deny it but that doesn’t change the facts. Have you ever walked into a dark room and turned on the light and heard the scurrying of tiny little feet as the roaches scurry for cover. They love darkness. When I walk across my house in Texas I am still wondering if I will step on some nocturnal pest. They hate life and light.
So? This helps me understand why so many will be going to Hell. To tell you the truth, they prefer it that way. Their eyes are like yours are in a dark room and someone flashed a bright light. They love the darkness. Jesus is light.