Urban dictionary defines a hater as "A person that simply cannot be happy for another person's success. So rather than be happy they make a point of exposing a flaw in that person. " When most people think of the word hate or hater they would agree with the urban dictionary definition. However, the bible associates the word hate with murder. "Whosoever hateth his brother is a murderer: and ye know that no murderer hath eternal life abiding in him. " 1 John 3:15 Most people believe they will be going to heaven and have eternal life. The previous verse states if you have hate in your heart you are like a murderer who will not make it into heaven (if you do not repent).
As someone stated in our young adults meeting hate and bitterness only hurts you. Holding a grudge is similar to swallowing poison and waiting for the other person to die. It is crazy! You are only harming and killing yourself while the other person is fine. Having hate and bitterness in your heart will only harm you and most importantly it will keep you from going to heaven. If you have bitterness or hate against anyone I encourage you to let it go not just for the other person, but for you. Have the freedom and life that God wants you to live! Hate free!
Stay Blessed and Continue Warring for Christ!
Warrior Wednesday: Brittney