Hate

‎”Returning hate for hate multiplies hate, adding deeper darkness to a night already devoid of stars. Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate, only love can do that.” ~Martin Luther King Jr.

Do I take any pleasure in the death of the wicked? declares the Sovereign LORD. Rather, am I not pleased when they turn from their ways and live? ~ Ezekiel 18:23 (NIV)

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  • David Dollinger

    The Bible is filled with stories of how evil people came to a gruesome end. Sisera having a tent peg driven through his temple while he was sleeping is one that immediately comes to mind (Judges 4:21). There are so many more stories. It shows that there are consequences for our actions.

    But yet, we can never quit praying for the salvation of people with evil intentions. The Apostle Paul is a great reason for this. Prior to his conversion, he was a murderous terrorist who had many Followers of Jesus Christ killed all in the name of his ideology. He was so zealous for his ideology, he was willing to live and die for it. After God grabbed his heart, Paul went forward with a new name, new identity, but with a new direction for that zeal. Most of the New Testament is written by him.

    I commend our military for their work. But I dont join the celebrations. It didnt settle well with me. But I think of Paul daily to remind me that God has the power to change anyones life so dramatically. We must pray for our enemies.

    • Thanks for this, Dave. Well said. At least Sisera didn’t have to worry about blowing away when the wind picked up. 🙂 I appreciate your thoughts.

  • Teresa

    I have mixed feelings about the recent happenings within our world. I believe that Osama held much power with his people, I do however personally feel that he could not control the actions on his own. I do agree he needed to be out of power and a more positive person needs to be in charge. Will it make a difference in the evil doings? It is really hard to say!

    I do have strong beliefs of how our Government is always first to go “help” even to extreme measures. Some things are not ours to try to control and how or when does it end? We have so many things that need to be dealt with here in our own country, but I feel the focus is not here. When have other countries come to help us out? What about our starving children and families? What about all of the homeless veterans we have here that are still living in hell from the wars they faught in?

    I would love to see a world where we could be more positive. Where things came naturally to all to help others with even the smallest of things. I still believe in loving thy neighbor, hugging strangers and lending a hand where it is not expected. This should be each of our focuses to help make this world better for everyone. There are enough people that only take from others, more than they ever should receive. We are not promised anything in this world and the Good Lord is the only one who knows what is suppose to be. Smile and enjoy the days we have to spend with those we love. Forgive others for the hurt and pain they have caused, but don’t blame others for how you feel. It is still a choice we make, no one can “make” us feel any certain way.

    So do I celebrate Osama’s death, no! Do I hope and pray for peace because of his death, absolutely!

    • do I celebrate Osama’s death, no! Do I hope and pray for peace because of his death, absolutely!

      Well said. Is peace closer than before he died. Likely not!