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HATING SOMEONE IS LIKE DRINKING POISON


By: Stephen Oluwatunbi Akindayomi

One day Cain suggested to his brother, "Let's go out into the fields." And while they were in the field, Cain attacked his brother, Abel, and killed him. Genesis 4:8

After Cain killed his brother in secret he must have thought know one will know but God did. God confronted him by asking him "Where is Abel your brother" God knew the answer to this question. He asked Cain because He wanted to give him the opportunity to confess his sin and start to do right after having done wrong

Holding a grudge and harbouring resentment are about as beneficial as cutting off your nose to spite your face. You are only doing yourself harm and most often to other person is not even aware of your feelings. Grudges have no positive attributes and no benefits in any area of our lives.


The most unfortunate part is that grudges frequently are just misunderstandings that people didn’t take the time to communicate about. This occur when assumptions are made but not checked out for accuracy. In other words, one person assumes something about the other person and labels it as fact in their own mind. They then continue to keep thinking about it and use it as the basis by which to judge the person.

These days you see husband and wife hating each others and live in pretence, you see hate in the church and we want the blessing of the Lord. We all know the end to what Cain did to his brother? God cursed him for his action.

To be a real christian is to live at peace with others and learn to forgive. The past will always remain in the past and we can’t visit it anymore but we must learn how to forgive to obtain the blessing of the Lord.

One of Jesus Christ greatest teaching is about loving one another "“But to you who are listening I say: Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, 28 bless those who curse you, pray for those who mistreat you.” (Luke 6: 27-28).

Jesus recognized that we will have enemies, yet we are to respond to them in love, trusting that God will protect our cause and destroy our enemies in the best way possible, by transforming them into our friends.

The love Jesus told us to have for our enemies was not a warm, fuzzy feeling deep in the heart. If we wait for that, we may never love them. The love for our enemies is a love that does something for them, quite apart from how we might feel about them. If you don't stop hating, is like drinking poison and expect the other person to die.

When we hang on to resentments, we poison ourselves.

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