The World’s Hatred


When your children hate you. When your brothers and sisters hate you. When your spouse hates you. When the people your thought were your friends hate you. All because the faith you have in our Lord. Submit to the love of Christ. Love them anyway, through Christ. Read the scripture below, slowly. With your entire heart. You can here Him speaking directly to you.

John 15 18:27

18 If the people of this world hate you, just remember that they hated me first. 19 If you belonged to the world, its people would love you. But you don’t belong to the world. I have chosen you to leave the world behind, and that is why its people hate you. 20 Remember how I told you that servants are not greater than their master. So if people mistreat me, they will mistreat you. If they do what I say, they will do what you say.

21 People will do to you exactly what they did to me. They will do it because you belong to me, and they don’t know the one who sent me. 22 If I had not come and spoken to them, they would not be guilty of sin. But now they have no excuse for their sin.

23 Everyone who hates me also hates my Father. 24 I have done things that no one else has ever done. If they had not seen me do these things, they would not be guilty. But they did see me do these things, and they still hate me and my Father too. 25 That is why the Scriptures are true when they say, “People hated me for no reason.”

26 I will send you the Spirit who comes from the Father and shows what is true. The Spirit will help[c] you and will tell you about me. 27 Then you will also tell others about me, because you have been with me from the beginning.

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