I actually encountered each of these things today in one form or another. These aren’t the only three things that we should be concerned about, but they should definitely top each of our list.
#1: God hates RACISM.
I don’t care what you’ve been through or how you feel about other races. God hates racism and any favoritism for that matter. Even as churches we reflect a segregated culture. Did you know Sunday mornings is still the most segregated time in America? God created every soul and ever soul matters to God. We must refuse to allow racism to grow roots in our hearts, in our families, and for sure in our churches.
“My dear brothers and sisters,how can you claim to have faith in our glorious Lord Jesus Christ if you favor some people over others?” (James 2:1)
#2: God hates SELFISHNESS.
I’m so tired of seeing people hurt, relationships ruined and families torn apart because of people only concerned with their own selfish desires. Dads, Moms, Brothers, and Sisters, we must get over ourselves. Don’t allow greed, bitterness, and your own selfish agenda to ruin what matters most. I meet families every week who are torn apart over a family estate or because someone simply chose to go their own selfish way. We must refuse to be selfish, pig headed fools otherwise it will ruin countless lives.
#3: God hates PEOPLE DYING AND GOING TO HELL.
I left a patient’s house today with a heavy heart. I knew from talking with him before that he was raised in a Godless home. Never did he go to church in over 80 something years of his life. Now with only days or weeks left to live, I pray that He chooses to accept Jesus into his heart. I’ve done my very best to share and show God’s love to him and his family. But, the wall around his heart is as thick as I’ve ever encountered. However, I can’t just stand by and do nothing knowing this man is in for a very rude awakening. I must pray earnestly and do my very best to lead this man to Jesus. Why, because Jesus went to the greatest degree to make a way for his salvation.
Each of us must realize that 7 out of 10 in this world don’t know Jesus. As Believers we have all been called by God to spread the good news that Jesus died, Jesus cares, and Jesus Saves. There should not be a day that goes by that we don’t each share Jesus with at least one lost soul.
“For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him. Whoever believes in him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe stands condemned already because they have not believed in the name of God’s one and only Son.” (John 3:16-18)