1 John 4:20‭-‬21 NLT If someone says, “I love God,” but hates a fellow believer, that person is a liar; for if we don’t love people we can see, how can we love God, whom we cannot see? And he has given us this command: Those who love God must also love their fellow believers.

People will say how much they love God. They’ll cry singing about how much they love Him and tell others how much they love Him. There’s a way we can confirm the authenticity of our love for God. We confirm our love for Him by how we feel about others. If we hate ANYONE, but say we love God we’re lying to Him and to ourselves.

This can be easier said than done. Some people have been molested, abused, and treated like trash. Although these can be considered valid reasons to hate, believers have been called to rise higher than hate and love.

If we want to be truthful with our love for God, ask for His help to love and forgive others. He understands it may be a process, but He’s patient and is willing to help us.

Don’t go another day lying to God and to yourself. Release any hate you have for anyone.