If you love God do not loathe your brother

This article is based on Proverbs 25

If your enemy is hungry, give him food to eat;
if he is thirsty, give him water to drink.

Proverbs 25:21

Today we see this in some people, that seeing their neighbor in such a situation, they do not provide help because that person who is in need, perhaps abhors. But here the book of proverbs is exhorting us that if a person is in need, we should extend a helping hand even if that same person considers himself our enemy. This teaches us not to be equal to that person, but to be good people and to teach those who hate us to have mercy with others and love them as the word of the Lord says: love our neighbor as ourselves.

Jesus was hated, however, he healed diseases, he fed the one who was hungry, he gave drink to the one who was thirsty. In the same way, we should love our neighbor.

The book of 1 John 4:20 tells us that if you love God and hate your brother you are a liar, because if you love your brother, you also love God because God is love and if you do not love him as his Word says It’s worth nothing to serve you for so many years.

That is why we treat our neighbor well even if he treats us badly because one day this person will realize our fair treatment and after understanding this he will love us.

We see how people put together a conflict for anything regardless of the consequences, but you as a person who knows the Word of truth, exhort it with all the love that God has placed in your heart.

Here we end with this verse:

Whoever claims to love God yet hates a brother or sister is a liar. For whoever does not love their brother and sister, whom they have seen, cannot love God, whom they have not seen.

1 John 4:20

6 thoughts on “If you love God do not loathe your brother

    • November 24, 2019 at 5:19 pm
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      AMEN THANK YOU LORD JESUS CHRIST FOR WAKING ME UP MY MOM MY WIFE UP TO LIVE TO SEE ANOTHER ONE OF YOUR BEAUTIFUL DAY’S JESUS THANK YOU FOR GIVING ME YOUR TEACHINGS AND WORDS OF THE HOLY BIBLE TO READ EVERYDAY LORD JESUS CHRIST I GIVE YOU ALL THE HONOR PRAISE AND GLORY I LOVE YOU LORD JESUS CHRIST IN YOUR NAME I PRAY AMEN AND AMEN.

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  • June 9, 2018 at 9:53 am
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    I believe we who claim to love God, can’t hate their brother or sister, if there is hate in our heart towards anyone then that love we claim to have for our God is not true love,
    I say this because of my own family issues, where our family is split into two groups, due to our memories of our past returning to us, memories of been raped, at home, school and by a neighbour.
    I am the only believer out of my family, of which there are 11, .
    For years in my pain and depression, I hated but loved them, I could not understand why, I know I don’t hate my abusers, but hate what they did, I know I do not want them to go to hell so I am working ok going to talk with them about Jesus my savour and to forgive them, I know I will never trust them or forget what happened, coming to terms with been pregnant at the age of 11 and made to about by been beaten by one of my abusers, and knowing my mum knew is torturing me, . But I know God Loves me and I will be with my Abba Father and our Lord Jesus Christ one day soon.
    Thank you in Jesus Christ name Amen
    Pauleen Lavery

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  • June 9, 2018 at 11:52 am
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    I struggle with this sometimes but God tells me to love when I am treated unfairly. But the key to love is to show it not talk it. From time to time I have to refer back to 1 Cor 13 talking about love

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  • November 24, 2019 at 9:13 am
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    If you love God, do not loathe your brother
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    It is easy to talk about love and consider that definition of love which the apostle Paul gives us in 1 Corinthians 13; but love is very difficult to practice.

    In spite of the work of the Spirit of God in us, in our hearts selfishness still remains, and we must struggle against our old nature: for example, when the time comes to help a brother we know in need.
    It is the power of God, who acts in us, which leads us to all good work. “For it is God which works in you both to will and to do of his good pleasure”
    (Philippians 2:13).

    Without omitting to give glory to God for our good actions, our love to God is measured by the love we can feel for our brothers. John teaches us:
    “Whoever claims to love God yet hates a brother or sister is a liar. For whoever does not love their brother and sister, whom they have seen, cannot love God, whom they have not seen.”
    (1 John 4:20.)

    So we must be true believers in God and love Him for all his mercies. But we also must pray to the Lord that he may help us to love this guy or that girl, brother or sister, who has offended us or is disagreeable to us; yes, so that we are able to forgive them and even try to reestablish our good relations.

    May the Lord God make us perfect, as our Father who is in Heaven is perfect (Matthew 5:48).

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