Sunday, January 4, 2009

What is the worst 4 letter word?

Some people would say that it is the "f" bomb. Other people might say that it is the "S" word. Women might say that they would go with the "C" word.

1John 2:9 If we claim to be in the light and hate someone, we are still in the dark.

1John 3:15 If you hate each other, you are murderers, and we know that murderers do not have eternal life.

Well, I say that the worst four letter word is HATE. I say this because without hate we would have none of the other four letter words. Think about it, without hate these words would be like saying cake or flat. They would not raise such feelings of angry, annoyance, bitterness, being displeased, being irritated, feeling offended, outraged, provoked, resentfulness, uptight, and to the point wrath.

And how do we get over these four letter words? I would like to think that we could conquer a four letter word with a four letter word. We over come HATE with LOVE!

Matthew 5:43 & 44 You have heard people say, "Love your neighbors and hate your enemies."
But I tell you to love your enemies and pray for anyone who mistreats you.

What do we get from this passage, God is love.

Matthew 5:46 If you love only those people who love you, will God reward you for that? Even tax collectors love their friends.

This comes back to the hate thing. In order to truly conquer hate we have to love so much and so hard that it is uncomfortable. Yes, we have to step out of our comfort zone to get anything to change, and is that what being a Christian is all about?

Matthew 22:39 The second most important commandment is like this one. And it is, "Love others as much as you love yourself."

Basically loving ourselves is easy but loving other as we do ourselves, not so much.

Luke 6:27 This is what I say to all who will listen to me: Love your enemies, and be good to everyone who hates you.

That verse wraps this post up with a nice little bow on top.

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