The Love Hate Relationship
Two different emotions lead to two very different outcomes. Hatred beyond a static existence, taking on a life of its own, self-replicating. Hatred begins as felt strife against another and bears more strife. Hatred stirs and stirs, creating more strife that it feeds off of.
In contrast, love denies strife the opportunity to multiply. Offenses end with themselves and are covered to arise no more.
When we recognize hatred arising or dwelling within, we should stop and consider whether we could look to love as a covering to avoid growing strife. When hatred involves other human beings, this option should generally come first. Even our enemies deserve our compassion according to God.
However, when sin in our own lives stirs hatred, we should consider hatred of that sin to be a good thing. While we should not hate ourselves, made in God’s image, we should maintain a hatred of sin, preparing us to rid ourselves of that sin.
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