We officially entered into the Easter Season yesterday and we began a series entitled “The Lenten Journey from Hate to Forgiveness”. Part 1 of the teaching centered around hating what God hates and loving what God loves. The three main text were Proverbs 6:16-19, 1 Peter 3:18 and Micah 6:8. The point that really has stuck with me is hating the evil within and that the ultimate essence of that evil is to prefer anything to God. Jesus’ s sacrifice for us was, as 1 Peter 3:18 explains, TO BRING US TO GOD and our take home is to ultimately hate anything that disrupts that connection.
This week, LOVE what God LOVES and HATE what he HATES and see where that takes you on this Lenten Journey. 🙂