The Journey: Love or Hate 12.5.2018

Words Love and Hate on contrast background

Having made the “Give it all” decision two days ago, I can proudly say that I am now a person in love, with God. As we have looked into Mark 12:41-44, the widow gave away everything, her only two very small copper coins, to the church. I am not trying to boast her or my generosity, because it was stated in Matthew 6:2-4

So when you give to the needy, do not announce it with trumpets, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and on the streets, to be honored by others. Truly I tell you, they have received their reward in full. But when you give to the needy, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing, so that your giving may be in secret. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you.

After all, I am trying to share with you all the great love that we should give to God, and my example is a once in a lifetime sacrificial giving all to God, to show Him how I love Him that much. The majority of the people may say, well, I go to church regularly, read the Bible daily and give to the church or the needy at times, why do I have to go to the extreme and give everything to God? I don’t know whether you should or not, but it is my choice. And mind you, after I make this Bold and Loving choice, I feel the love and become emotional every time I think of this. And this occasion becomes a celebratory moment privately between me and God. You cannot imagine how blessed I am, and how happy I will be, I firmly believe.

Having talked about “The Love”, I now turned to the opposite, “Hate”. Hate is actually a normal human emotion and sometimes you cannot escape it. This morning I went with my family to Megabox to have breakfast, and during all these time I was always in a loving mode, so to speak. The loving mode is a mental state in which I felt happy, grateful, and loving. I enjoyed these times of love and hoped that it would continue throughout the day. Unfortunately, this did not prove to be the case. For some 10 minutes, I had a sudden surge of hatred rising from my heart. I cannot control it, and it destroyed my whole loving mode. And it damaged my spiritual direction as well. See 1 John 2:11

But anyone who hates a brother or sister is in the darkness and walks around in the darkness. They do not know where they are going, because the darkness has blinded them.

As the Scripture says, if you hate a brother or a sister, you are in the darkness. And the darkness has blinded you and you were walking without spiritual direction. Imagine you have been misled alone, and again, to a forest or a desert, with no one to guide you out, what can you do? Even if you choose a direction and walk along, you might be going nowhere. Having a parent who holds your hand to walk is the same as we humbly walking with God, He will allow you to choose your direction of life, whether it is right or wrong, he will oversee it, and will not stop reminding you when you have chosen the wrong path or direction. His best plan is to lead you to eternal life, by sending Jesus to die for us to forgive our sins and giving you the Bible. When you read the Bible, not only will you change your way of life, but you will know the direction of life which will lead you to God. Hating someone will put yourself in a situation that you will waste your time walking along the wrong path, like alone in a desert or forest, and leads you nowhere. You will be walking the bright path when you are in love, or the dark path when you have hate. The choice is yours, “Love or Hate”?

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