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Love And Hate Have Different Plans

Love hopes and plans to meet the needs of others. Hate hopes and plans not to meet the needs of others. Love goes out of its way to meet the needs of others. Hate goes out of its way not to meet the needs of others.

Luke 10:31-32: And by chance there came down a certain priest that way: and when he saw him, he passed by on the other side. 32 And likewise a Levite, when he was at the place, came and looked on him, and passed by on the other side.

Love is seeing someone in need and trying to meet the need. Hate is seeing someone in need and not trying to meet the need. It makes excuses for not meeting the need. Although the Bible doesn*t give the excuses of the priest and the Levite we can be sure they had some. Hate goes out of the way not to see needs. It isolates itself from people because people might have a need.

Romans 5:5b: . . . the love of God is shed abroad in our hearts by the Holy Ghost which is given unto us.

The love of God is an unwelcome intruder to the hearts of unbelievers. But it is a welcome and enjoyable guest in the hearts of believers.

Ephesians 3:17: That Christ may dwell in your hearts by faith; that ye, being rooted and grounded in love,

Jesus Himself is an unwelcome intruder to the hearts of unbelievers. But He is a welcome and enjoyable guest in the hearts of believers. When individuals refuse to receive Jesus they refuse to receive the love of God, therefore they don*t have it to disperse. They cannot and will not share Christ because they don*t possess Him. They cannot and will not share the love of God because they do not possess it. The Bible is explicit about hearts devoid of Jesus and of the love of God.

Jeremiah 17:9: The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it?

Where the love of God is absent, deceit and wickedness will be present. The deceitfulness and wickedness will often be unseen. Hate is wickedness. Hate is sometimes obvious but more of it is hidden than is obvious.

1 John 3:15: Whosoever hateth his brother is a murderer: and ye know that no murderer hath eternal life abiding in him.

Unseen hate is just as evil as murder that might be seen. Hate is sometimes demonstrated by doing harm and sometimes by not undoing harm or by not protecting someone from harm.

Do we plan to love or do we plan to hate?

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