2_12_2017: Drown Out Hate. 

2_12_17 Readings 

Leviticus 18-19, Psalm 13,  Acts 19

Leviticus 19:17 You shall not hate your brother in your heart, but you shall reason frankly with your neighbor, lest you incur sin because of him.

Leviticus 19 is listing the laws for moral and ceremonial laws. Including respecting family, caring for the poor, and sinful thoughts in your heart. 

We are told in Leviticus not to hate our brother. Christ comes along and changes everything. He makes this statement even more bold in 

1 John 3:15 Everyone who hates his brother is a murderer, and you know that no murderer has eternal life abiding in him. 

To further drive this point home, let’s see what else we are and are not to think about. 

Galatians 5:19-23 Now the works of the flesh are evident: sexual immorality, impurity, sensuality, idolatry, sorcery, enmity, strife, jealousy, fits of anger, rivalries, dissensions, divisions, envy, drunkenness, orgies, and things like these. I warn you, as I warned you before, that those who do such things will not inherit the kingdom of God. But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law.

I pray we can ponder this in our heart. 

Our simple prayer tonight is… 

Lord, 

Overflow our hearts with love. Drown out the hate. You are almighty and your spirit is within us. 

Thank You Jesus, 

Amen

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