EVERY WORD OF GOD FOR DAILY LIVING
BY: PASTOR PAUL RIKA, INTERNATIONAL DIRECTOR
Holiness Revival Movement Worldwide (HOREMOW)
SATURDAY, MAY 14TH, 2022
TEXT: LEVITICUS 19:17-18
(17) Thou shalt not hate thy brother in thine heart: thou shalt in any wise rebuke thy neighbour, and not suffer sin upon him.
(18) Thou shalt not avenge, nor bear any grudge against the children of thy people, but thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself: I am the Lord.
KEY VERSE: 1 JOHN 3:15
Whosoever hateth his brother is a murderer: and ye know that no murderer hath eternal life abiding in him.
Hatred is resentment, rejection, dislike and denial of love towards a person. It is a feeling of dislike so strong that it demands action to harm. Today’s scriptural text is a command not to hate your brother or sister in the heart, instead love your neighbor or brother as yourself. Saul hated David and made several attempts to kill him.
1 Samuel 19:8-10
And there was war again: and David went out, and fought with the Philistines, and slew them with a great slaughter; and they fled from him. And the evil spirit from the Lord was upon Saul, as he sat in his house with his javelin in his hand: and David played with his hand. And Saul sought to smite David even to the wall with the javelin; but he slipped away out of Saul's presence, and he smote the javelin into the wall: and David fled, and escaped that night.
Hatred carries/meted with an evil intention to harm the one hated. An envious man may hate the person he envies. Cain hated Abel because he envied the grace of God in his life, to the point that he murdered him. Some people lie against those they hate to hurt them. Potiphar’s wife lied against Joseph to harm him because he refused her immoral offer. Her lusting after Joseph turned into hatred afterward.
Some other reasons for hatred against someone may be because of these:
I have given them thy word; and the world hath hated them, because they are not of the world, even as I am not of the world.
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: Love your neighbor as yourself.
SONG FOR THE DAY: I will love, I will love
BIBLE READING FOR THE DAY: 2 Kings 9-11; John 5:1-24
PASTOR PAUL RIKA