By: Lou Yeboah
Why do they hate us so much? Why do white people despise blacks? Why is it that they find it easy to look at us with disgust and undermine our humanity? In pondering and crying out to God for answers, this is what I heard in my spirit: “If the world hates you, know that it has hated me before it hated you. If you were of the world, the world would love you as its own; but because you are not of the world, but I chose you out of the world, therefore the world hates you. Remember the word that I said to you: ‘A servant is not greater than his master.’ If they persecuted me, they will also persecute you. This happened that the word might be fulfilled which is written in their law, ‘They hated Me without a cause.” As sure as day follows night, a world at war with God will hate, persecute, ostracize and even kill God’s people. “They will hate you because they hated Me, and the servant is not greater than the master; and because you no longer belong to the world’s system; and because of their benign ignorance of My ways and will; they hate you for it as they did Me.” And just like the Jews, they think that they have ample justification for their hatred, but they do not. Hatred caused them to treat Me cruelly; spitting and slapping My face, mocking, ridiculing and scoffing at Me, and eventually killing Me. All without cause. People hate what they don’t understand. You are loved and you are hand-chosen by the Lord, and you are not understood by the people among whom you dwell; God has made you to be strangers, set apart by the Most High by a divine choice to be his own peculiar favored people. A special treasure above all the peoples on the face of the earth. The LORD did not set His love on you nor choose you because you were more in number than any other people, for you were the least of all peoples; but because the LORD loves you, and because He would keep the oath which He swore to your fathers. They hate you without a cause!
“Therefore know that the LORD your God, He is God, the faithful God who keeps covenant and mercy for a thousand generations with those who love Him and keep His commandments; and He repays those who hate Him to their face, to destroy them. He will not be slack with him who hates Him; He will repay him to his face. Because you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, His own special people, that you may proclaim the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light; who once were not a people but are now the people of God, who had not obtained mercy but now have obtained mercy.
Hated Without A Cause!
Scripture Reading: [Deuteronomy 7:6-11; Deuteronomy 14:2 1 Peter 2:4-5; 1 Corinthian 1:26-30; Titus 2:14; John 15:18-27; John 15:18-25; 1 John 3:13].