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2/6/2011 ~ Hated Without Cause


"... 'They hated Me without a cause.' " ~ John 15:18-25

... who hate me without a cause. ~ Psalms 35:19

David, an innocent man was pursued by Saulís unjustified hate.

... secretly cut off a corner of Saul's robe. Now it happened afterward that
David's heart troubled him because he had cut Saul's robe. ~ 1st Samuel 24:1-5


David wished no harm on Saul, his allegiance was to God and country ...
... They sought me without cause


Those who hate me without a cause Are more than the hairs of my head; ...
~ Psalms 69:4


... "The LORD forbid that I should do this thing to my master, the LORD'S
anointed, to stretch out my hand against him, ... ~ 1st Samuel 24:6


Perhaps we know someone who lives to hate,
always complaining with disgust on their hearts.


... evil hates the light and does not come to the light, lest his deeds should be
exposed. But he who does the truth comes to the light, ... ~ John 3:16-21


Evil hates the light, especially the light of truth.
Proud hearts deceitfully planning is the playground of the wicked.


But they were filled with rage, and discussed with one another
what they might do to Jesus. ~ Luke 6:11


Jesus came as a friend to the whole world,
... not for the elite who oppressed and took advantage of the poor.
He was hated for the truth He gave for us all.


... who did not believe the truth but had pleasure in unrighteousness.
~ 2nd Thessalonians 2:10-12


Woe to those who call evil good, and good evil; Who put darkness for light, and
light for darkness; Who put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter! ~ Isaiah 5:20


... disobedient, "The stone which the builders rejected Has become the chief
cornerstone," and "A stone of stumbling And a rock of offense." ~ 1st Peter 2:7-8


We can not control those that would hate us.
Their passions are of the flesh self void of true godliness.

Job kept his eyes on God.

"I have made a covenant with my eyes; Why then
should I look upon a young woman?" ~ Job 31:1


"If my heart has been enticed by a woman,
Or if I have lurked at my neighbor's door, ..." ~ Job 31:9


"If I have despised the cause of my male or female servant
When they complained against me, ..." ~ Job 31:13


"If I have made gold my hope, Or said to fine gold,
'You are my confidence'; ..." ~ Job 31:24


"If I have rejoiced at the destruction of him who hated me,
Or lifted myself up when evil found him ..." ~ Job 31:29


Job wants all to know he is conscientious.
Job is humbled by his plight allowing God to carry him.
Job searches to know why people hate him for no offence.
Job's love of God endures ...


For a righteous man may fall seven times And rise again,
But the wicked shall fall by calamity. ~ Proverbs 24:16


Those that hate you may never be able to stop
because they have a different set of values.

It is said that if one does not serve the same set of values,
... hate or despising results.

Is it more important to esteem the values of man or to serve God's purpose?
People put faith in the image of man over the God of Creation.
Unity can only be found through the One Real Living God.
In returning to Him, there will be those that hate us.


"... 'a man's enemies will be those of his own household.' " ~ Matthew 10:34-36

... do not avenge yourselves, but rather give place to wrath; for it is written,
"Vengeance is Mine, I will repay," says the Lord. ~ Romans 12:18-19


God will perform perfect justice.
Do not let anger and or hate for those that do you wrong
overwhelm or fester upon your heart, for by doing so
oneís relationship with God is alienated.


... Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.
~ Romans 12:20-21


... pray for those who spitefully use you and persecute you,
that you may be sons of your Father in heaven; ... ~ Matthew 5:43-48


It is difficult to pray for those that hate you,
but it is the will of God and in doing so, He will be glorified.

Hating those that hate you defeats Godís relationship
and reduces one to no better than those that hate.

For God or self ?

... "Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they do." ... ~ Luke 23:34

To hate individuals brings one to the evil of those that hate life itself.

You who love the LORD, hate evil! ... ~ Psalms 97:10

To hate evil is to love God.

For we ourselves were also once foolish, disobedient, deceived, ...
... living in malice and envy, hateful and hating one another. ~ Titus 3:3


Whoever hates his brother is a murderer, and you know
that no murderer has eternal life abiding in him. ~ 1st John 3:15


If someone says, "I love God," and hates his brother, he is a liar; ...
~ 1st John 4:20


... hates his brother is in darkness and walks in darkness, and does not know
where he is going, because the darkness has blinded his eyes. ~ 1st John 2:11


GOOD
(Romans 12:9)


LOVE
(Proverbs 10:12)


(John 3:21)
TRUTH
(Philippians 2:3)
MEEK
(Ephesians 5:12-16)
EXPOSED
LIES
(Romans 1:24-25)
PROUD
(Proverbs 8:13)
HIDDEN
(Luke 12:2-5)

HATE
(Proverbs 6:16-19)


EVIL
(Matthew 6:22-24)



... God is light and in Him is no darkness at all. ... ~ 1st John 1:5-7

... he who loves another has fulfilled the law. ~ Romans 13:8

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SPIRIT
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SPIRIT
OF LOVE

↓ DEATH ↓
SPIRIT
OF HATE

↑ LIFE ↑
SPIRIT
OF LOVE

↓ DEATH ↓
SPIRIT
OF HATE




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SPIRIT
OF HATE















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For where envy and self-seeking exist,
confusion and every evil thing are there. ~ James 3:16


Pursue peace with all people, and holiness,
without which no one will see the Lord: ... ~ Hebrews 12:14-15


... cause disputes rather than godly edification which is in faith. Now the
purpose of the commandment is love from a pure heart, ... ~ 1st Timothy 1:3-7


Hate is not part of a pure heart.



 

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