If someone says, “I love God,” and hates his brother, he is a liar; for he who does not love his brother whom he has seen, how can he love God whom he has not seen? And this commandment we have from Him: that he who loves God must love his brother also. 1 John 4:20-21Do you hate anyone? Hate is a pretty strong. The definition is to feel intense or passionate dislike for someone. Now that is pretty intense. As a believer we are to love one another even if we do not agree with a person and something they are doing. 1 Peter 4:8 says "Above all, keep fervent in your love for one another, because love covers a multitude of sins."
Is there a individual you are having a difficult time loving or maybe these days, someone in public office? Ask God to put His love in your heart for this person. If a person outwardly curses you or abuses you it may be humanly difficult to do this. Guess what? Nothing is impossible with God.Your assignment is to go be a lover not a hater and pray and keep on praying.PRAYER: I confess that at times certain people may have irritated me. Help me Lord remember to pray for them and for me as well. Give me a loving Spirit. In Jesus' name. Amen.