Hatred and Murder
1 John 3:15
The Upward Look
© Copyright 2007, Max D. Hutto,
“Everyone who hates his brother is a murderer, and you know that no murderer has eternal life residing in him.” 1 John 3:15 NASB
The opposite of love is hate. If one’s life is continually, habitually, characterized by hate, then that one is not abiding in eternal life or in Christ. Hatred is a motivation for murder, and unchecked hate leads, if the opportunity arises, to murder. The evidence that a person is not a Christian is a life consumed or filled with hatred and murder. A believer’s life is characterized by the attitude of love for one another.
Lord Jesus, cleanse my life of any hatred, and fill me with Your love for others. Let my life demonstrate toward others Your great love.
January 19, 2007
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