Daily Devotional – 22nd April 2021


 

Hatred

Morning

His brothers saw that their father loved him more than all his brothers; and so they hated him and could not speak to him on friendly terms. Gen. 37:4 ◊ Everyone who hates his brother is a murderer; and you know that no murderer has eternal life abiding in him. 1 Jn. 3:15 ◊ At that time many will fall away and will betray one another and hate one another. Mat. 24:10 ◊ If someone says, “I love God,” and hates his brother, he is a liar; for the one who does not love his brother whom he has seen, cannot love God whom he has not seen. And this commandment we have from Him, that the one who loves God should love his brother also. 1 Jn. 4:20-21 ◊ Never pay back evil for evil to anyone. Respect what is right in the sight of all men. If possible, so far as it depends on you, be at peace with all men. Rom. 12:17-18

 

Evening

You shall not hate your fellow countryman in your heart; you may surely reprove your neighbor, but shall not incur sin because of him. Lev. 19:17 ◊ The one who says he is in the Light and yet hates his brother is in the darkness until now. The one who loves his brother abides in the Light and there is no cause for stumbling in him. But the one who hates his brother is in the darkness and walks in the darkness, and does not know where he is going because the darkness has blinded his eyes. 1 Jn. 2:9-11 ◊ Hatred stirs up strife, but love covers all transgressions. Prov. 10:12 ◊ You have heard that it was said, “You shall love your neighbor and hate your enemy.” But I say to you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, so that you may be sons of your Father who is in heaven; for He causes His sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain on the righteous and the unrighteous. For if you love those who love you, what reward do you have? Do not even the tax collectors do the same? If you greet only your brothers, what more are you doing than others? Do not even the Gentiles do the same? Therefore you are to be perfect, as your heavenly Father is perfect. Mat. 5:43-48

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