I am guilty of hatred like anyone else, and for that, I ask God’s forgiveness. God’s word tells me that I am not allowed to hate others without the consequence of God not forgiving me for my sins. I learned to stop hating by leaning on the Lord for his strength to love my enemies, and you can do the same. ~ Bill Greguska
We all hate something or another, figure out what you need to stop hating, and stop! Here are some encouraging scriptures about hatred.
Matthew 5:43-44 You have heard that it was said, ‘Love your neighbor and hate your enemy. But I tell you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you.
How to Stop Hating
If you seem to be a person who holds grudges and has hatred in your heart, it is wise to take this to the Lord in prayer. You need to focus on all of the good things in your life, as well as on appreciating what other people have to offer. You can make a real effort to stop hating and to open yourself up to the love and understanding that God requires us to have. (1 John 4:20) Whoever claims to love God yet hates a brother or sister is a liar. For whoever does not love their brother and sister, whom they have seen, cannot love God, whom they have not seen.
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Positive And Negative About Hatred?
There are positive and negative things concerning hatred. It is good to hate those things that God hates. Let those who love the Lord hate evil” (Psalm 97:10a). Indeed, the closer we walk with the Lord, the more conscious we will be of sin, both within ourselves and our surroundings. The more we understand God’s attributes and love His character, the more we will be like Him, and the more we will hate those things that are contrary to Him and His will.
However, the hatred that is directed against others is what is sinful. The Lord mentions hatred in the Sermon on the Mount: “But I tell you that anyone who is angry with his brother will be subject to judgment” (Matthew 5:22). The Lord commands that not only should we be reconciled with our brother before we go before the Lord, but also that we do it quickly (Matthew 5:23-26). Murder is certainly condemned, but hatred is a “heart” sin, and any hateful thought or act is an act of murder in God’s eyes. How many people who believe in God live for years pretending that everything is fine, putting on an act, but in reality hating fellow believers and others.
Hatred is an acid or poison that destroys us from within, producing great bitterness that eats away at our hearts and minds. Falling into the trap of hatred is why the Bible tells us not to let a “root of bitterness” spring up in our hearts (Hebrews 12:15). Let us be careful to do what the Lord commands and keep short accounts with everyone about everything, no matter how small, and the Lord will be faithful to forgive, as He has promised (1 John 1:9; 1 John 2:1).
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