When they hate…

There’s nothing right you can do,

Since their filter will blind them

When they project their hatred onto you.

When they hate you…

They actually destroy their own soul,

As they have intense bias

And are absorbed with their end goal.

When they hate you…

They reveal the depths of their heart;

To kill, steal and destroy your reputation

They really are a ‘work of art.’

It’s a spider’s web and a trap

To be enveloped with such hate,

And the darkness interwoven into their heart

Leads to a dangerous and dire fate.

When they hate you…

They’ll pretend you’re the hater,

And twist everything you say and do

So to their carnal ways they cater.

When they hate you…

They’re truly hurting within,

Perhaps from bitterness, jealousy or unforgiveness

But a destitute place to be in.

When they hate you…

Forgive them for they don’t understand,

And pray that they see the light

Before God extends His correcting hand.

When they hate you…

Just know that God will protect you,

And He always reveals the truth indeed

And will expose their darkness too.

Do not fear when they hate you

As great is your reward in heaven;

Particularly when you’re hated for Christ’s sake

For not conforming to their leaven.

Christ was hated by them

Although He was perfect indeed;

The most honorable man to walk the earth

But they despised His pure seed.

Pray that their hatred is bound

And that love is replaced in their heart,

And that saving faith is revealed to them

So they seek a brand new start.

(C) P.B. 2020

“And you will be hated by all for My name’s sake. But he who endures to the end will be saved.” Matthew 10:22

“If the world hates you, you know that it hated Me before it hated you.” John 15:18

“Blessed are you when they revile and persecute you, and say all kinds of evil against you falsely for My sake. Rejoice and be exceedingly glad for great is your reward in heaven.” Matthew 5:11-12

“Then Jesus said to them. ‘Take heed and beware of the leaven of the Pharisees and the Sadducees.'” Matthew 16:6

“The heart is deceitful above all things and desperately wicked.” Jeremiah 17:9

“Father forgive them, for they do not know what they do.” Luke 23:34