In a World of Hate
After hearing a very interesting and intense sermon on love it’s easy to see how the world as we know it has gone off kilter by leaps and bounds. We have outrageous incidents where actual hate-mongers are going all out to display their hate of anyone or anything that does not conform to their idea of acceptability. Just last night a gun-wielding attacker walked up and shot 2 sheriff’s deputies in the head, they were sitting in a squad car in Compton, California. If that wasn’t the worst of it, a crowd of domestic terrorists blocked the emergency room entrance of the hospital treating the officers while shouting obscenities and wishing the officers died. Incidents like this have been happening with more frequency in cities across the nation while local prosecutors have chosen not to prosecute the offenders. Other incidents where resisting arrest results in the deaths of offenders, crowds are incensed and worked into a frenzy often charging that law enforcement deliberately shot to kill.
Have you see the wildfire maps showing active fires across the West Coast and Western states that are overwhelming firefighting officials? One map shows fires encompassing the Western states right up to the US/Canadian border, and then a single fire at the Southern tip of Alaska. Are we supposed to believe that these fires are all caused by lightning strikes? No, I don’t think so.
No discussion would be complete if we didn’t state the obvious elephant in the room – the WuFlu, Chinese Virus, China Virus, and SARS-CoV-2 otherwise known as the COVID-19 virus. The nation is a political hostage in the grip of the politically correct as they intend to do everything possible to prevent the re-election of President Donald Trump. Select democratically ran states and major cities are still in lockdown with churches, schools, theaters, restaurants and fast food places along with medical facilities being closed indefinitely, while republican ran states and major cities are beginning to open back up. The long term effects of these shutdowns are not known at this time. American’s are cowering in their homes, afraid that a knock on the door will be the dreaded COVID-19.
The saying that love trumps hate has people wondering out loud – what is love?
And what does love got to do with it anyhow?
Let me try to answer those questions and more here.
What is love?
The bible tells us in John 3:16 “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. 17 For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him.”
Without God there is no hope.
1 Corinthians 13:1-3 tells us that if we had the ability to speak all languages, but don’t have love we’d simply be a noisy gong or clanging cymbal. If we had the power of prophesy, could understand all mysteries and have all knowledge, and have all faith, so as to remove mountains, but don’t have love we’d have nothing. If we gave away all our possessions, had our bodies cremated, but didn’t have love we’d gain nothing.
1 Corinthians 13:4-13
Love is patient
Love is kind
Love does not envy or boast
Love is not arrogant or rude
Love does not insist on its own way
Love is not irritable or resentful
Love does not rejoice at wrongdoing
Love rejoices with the truth
Love bears all things
Love believes all things
Love hopes all things
Love endures all things
Love never ends
Faith, hope and love abide
But the greatest of these is love
I find it ironic that Jesus walked on the earth, his ministry lasted 3 years and he came to die for the sins of the world. The world hated him, the words he spoke, how he acted as one in authority and even forgave those who arrested him, condemned and executed him without cause.
Here we are 2000 years later and if you can imagine the hatred of God is so strong still today by a world that resents what God is doing with a man chosen by him for a specific purpose to stop evil and stand up against spiritual forces in the form of political correctness laying many in spiritual bondage. It is God’s way of reminding us that he alone is sovereign and has everything under control. God is saying to this world in turmoil that Love Trumps Hate as a way of reminder that without God there can be no love because God is love. What the world needs now is Jesus! – I am the Real Truckmaster!