Thursday, February 16, 2012

Diagnosing Haters

Do you think of yourself as a hater?  Probably not. But if hate is the opposite of love, than the opposite of 1Corinthians 13 (the Love chapter) would be.......maybe what I found at Kevin DeYoung's  site:
Hate is impatient and unkind; hate is jealous and proud; hate is arrogant and rude.  Hate always insists on doing things its way; hate gets upset over every offense and keeps a close record of every wrong.  Hate does not delight to see good things, but rejoices when people screw up or get what’s coming to them.  Hate complains about anything, is cynical about everything, has no hope for anyone, and puts up with nothing.
So if I am jealous, unkind or rude I might be a hater?  Ouch! Hits home, doesn't it.

Lord Jesus, reduce me to love!