Hate is a cancer that destroys what it is allowed to live in. My heart hurts for the precious little girl that lost her life at the hands of people pledged to love her. And it goes out to the people who are undoubtedly asking themselves what in the world happened??
Hate, no matter who speaks it, is wrong. It ruins lives, families, and countries once it gets in your heart and starts eating. It is wrong for BLM activists, as well as radical “right-wingers”.
Love is the only answer to what ails us. Jesus is the Healer. He set the example for us.
The truth is…
God loves you just the way you are!
But Christ proved God’s passionate love for us by dying in our place while we were still lost and ungodly!
Romans 5:8 TPT
Love isn’t enough to get us into heaven though. We are sinful, and on our way to hell, needing a rescue! God made the way, when we put our faith and trust in Jesus, Who is the only way (John 14:6).
For this is how much God loved the world—he gave his one and only, unique Son as a gift. So now everyone who believes in him will never perish but experience everlasting life. “God did not send his Son into the world to judge and condemn the world, but to be its Savior and rescue it! So now there is no longer any condemnation for those who believe in him, but the unbeliever already lives under condemnation because they do not believe in the name of God’s beloved Son.
The Bible says we must repent. This is the u-turn that gets us going in the right direction, and is part of being born again. Once we realize our sinful condition, and that Jesus has made the way for us to be made right with God and out from under the load of sin we’ve been carrying, we run to Him with open arms, and from the evil that has been steadily destroying us.
Peter replied, “Repent and return to God, and each one of you must be baptized in the name of Jesus, the Anointed One, to have your sins removed. Then you may take hold of the gift of the Holy Spirit.
Acts 2:38 TPT
The Holy Spirit is the gift given to us that validates what has happened between us and God – what Jesus called being born again -John 3:3.
Each Christian has at least one gift of the Spirit – a special anointing to accomplish the work God assigns to each of us. There is also the fruit of the Spirit, which is the Holy Spirit making Himself known through us as we yield to Him in obedience and devotion (Galatians 5:22-23).
Following Jesus is exciting and fulfilling when we are “all in”. That is really the only acceptable way to follow Him.
He said to him, “Love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind. This is the greatest and most important command. The second is like it: Love your neighbor as yourself. All the Law and the Prophets depend on these two commands.”
Matthew 22:37-40 CSB
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