When you have no love to give, hate will fill the void. I heard this on a TV program recently, it made so much sense, I wrote it down. The world is growing cold and becoming devoid of love, and as a result hate is filling the space. Hate increases through division, prejudice, racism, and distrust. All of these negative emotions are on the rise around the world. To fight this growing evil, we encourage you to open your heart to love.
Jesus is our example, His disciples are called to emulate Him. Jesus, himself is love. His heart is filled with generosity, compassion, and kindness. There is no room for hate. This does not mean Jesus never got angry. Jesus became angry seeing the money changers and business men had set up shop in His Father’s House, the Temple of God. He turned over their tables of wears and chased them away. But this is an exception to the great love he normally treats people with. His anger burned at the lack of respect and worship these men had for Father God and the holiness of the temple. After all, they had turned God’s temple into a den of thieves.
What we need to focus on is, we’re God’s adopted children through the blood of our Savior, Jesus. We need to walk in love even when those around us are filled with hate. We must show compassion to all, even when we do not agree. We must show tolerance, even when others call for our death. This does not mean we cannot defend ourselves, loved ones, or the innocent among us, if events arise that warrant action. But we must remember God loves everyone, even those who sin against Him and us. Remember, though sin abounds, let love prevail.
Matthew 21:12-13 (AMP)
12 And Jesus went into the temple (whole temple enclosure) and drove out all who bought and sold in the sacred place, and He turned over the four-footed tables of the money changers and the chairs of those who sold doves.
13 He said to them, The Scripture says, My house shall be called a house of prayer; but you have made it a den of robbers.
Romans 12:10 (AMP)
10 Love one another with brotherly affection [as members of one family], giving precedence and showing honor to one another.
Ephesians 4:2-3 (AMP)
2 Living as becomes you] with complete lowliness of mind (humility) and meekness (unselfishness, gentleness, mildness), with patience, bearing with one another and making allowances because you love one another.
3 Be eager and strive earnestly to guard and keep the harmony and oneness of [and produced by] the Spirit in the binding power of peace.