” Thou shall not kill” is an commandment that people unknowingly disobeys when they hold hatred in their heart for someone. It reminds me of what my aunt told me when I asked her about proverbs 4:23 ” Keep thy heart with all diligence (careful and persistent work or effort.); for out of it are the issues of life”
As she stated, this proverb was about for us to guard our hearts at all times because it’s our heart that speaks. Which relates to another scripture (Matthew 12:34) “O generation of vipers, how can ye, being evil, speak good things? for out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaketh.” She mentioned that when people say mean things or cruel things they were already thinking it in their heart.
All hatred does is divide and brings strife (angry or bitter disagreement over fundamental issues; conflict) which relates to proverbs 10:12 “Hatred stirreth up strifes; but love coverth all sins” This scripture then goes back to the two most important commandemts Jesus wants us to obey:
So if you have hatred in your heart; you are not obeying one of the greatest commandmets which is love your neighbor as yourself. If you hate your neighbors, you will just bring conflict, disagreements and misunderstanding over fundamental issues. It’s crazy because we are having strife when we all want same things. We are all entitled to life, freedom, shelter, food, water, and the pursuit of happiness.
When you hate someone; you have already committed murdered in your heart. When you have anger in your heart and you are seeking out vengeance; that is likened to murder because vengeance is God not yours. You are suppose to forgive someone of their wrongdoings so God will give you grace and forgive you of yours.
Hatred is just the first step towards murder. If you look back on past history, before their were genocides, mass killings, or any types of murder; hatred was always present. It all started with hatred. Now do you see the power behind hatred.
We all need to really throw our TV sets away because all the media does is program hate in our minds which leaks to our heart. Plus there are people who Satan put into pour to promote hate amongst us. That’s truly what they fear; us coming together as one as we should. We are all children of God. We all stem from Adam & Eve. We are all brothers and sisters; so act like it.
A post I saw from a follower instagramer (awakened_and_aware) talks about how unforgiving & having a hostile attitude can always be forms of hatred. I agree because when you are holding these emotions; they are only opening the door for hatred to walk through. It’s crazy to see how hatred can enter our life in many way, shapes or forms.
Ways Hatred Enters:
- Jealousy (disobeys the commandment to not covet your neighbor)
Matthew 7:7 – 7:8 “7 Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye. shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you: 8 For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh.”
Ask Jesus, Ask God to remove these negative emotions from you and fill it with the holy spirit.