Hatred Brings Deception

Hatred brings deception, destruction, and death
Pr 26:24 ¶ He that hateth dissembleth with his lips, and layeth up deceit within him;

At our leadership breakfast meeting some years ago morning,  a business leader named Greg Ford brought a great insight on this verse. When someone hates a person in their heart, they constantly speak evil about them, and then think of ways to justify their position, laying up deception and deceit within themselves.

There is a way out of this trap: Forgive the person you hate, and I would add, wherever possible deliberately do that person good, on purpose, to overcome evil with good. (I’m still working on this with some brutal people)

Only then can you walk free of deception, hatred, and evil speaking.

Ever hated someone who did you wrong? Maybe you still do hate them, and maybe what they did was very wrong. Problem is, your hatred is only hurting you right now, and getting you further and further from the love of God.

Forgive, and choose to forget. It’s the only way to walk free of their mess.
Let’s Pray:
You know the way I feel about ______. I hate their guts, and what they did to me. Only you can make it right. I need you to heal me, and change my heart. I choose to forgive them, even though I still hate what they did. It was wrong, and caused me much pain. Heal my heart Father, and right now, I choose to release them into your hands, trusting you to do right with them. In your name I pray Lord Jesus, Amen’

Mad at Life?

Ever seen someone mad at life?

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Proverbs 19:3 (EXB)

People’s own foolishness ·ruins their lives [L frustrates their path],
but in their ·minds [L hearts] they ·blame [rage at] the Lord.

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Usually I have discovered that when I scratch beneath the surface, to try and discover why they are angry, they have made decisions against either the Word of God, or the revealed will of God by the Holy Spirit, and they are ticked that they can’t have their own way.

My business partner used to say it this way: ‘Sure the truth with set you free, but first it has to piss you off!’

I used to call it: ‘Get in the truck and scream!’

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Excuse the slang, but sometimes angry people are simply in the grip of God. Pray for them, love them, and don’t be moved by their anger…

Let’s Pray:
‘Father, you know my heart, my thoughts, my ways. Not only what I do, but why. Please keep your hand upon me, tighten the reins, so that I will do your will, not mine, no matter how much I’m frustrated about it right now. In Your name I pray Lord Jesus, Amen’