When Jesus Christ is hated

It shows that He is really true,

Because when something beautiful is loathed

It reveals our heart’s condition too.

All beauty is to be embraced

Particularly when coupled with love,

As it reveals the hand of God indeed

And His sacred ways above.

But when God is truly hated

It shows the error from within;

The darkness in our heart and soul

Encapsulated by our sin.

God deserves all the glory

And we’re all guilty of falling short,

By not loving Him the way He deserves

And when all pure ways we abort.

We will not be held guiltless

That’s why His mercy we so crave,

Through the sacrifice of Jesus Christ;

His precious Son in whom He gave.

When Christians are loathed and hated

(Since they’re the apple of God’s eye);

When they’re tampered with and persecuted

God’s wrath will surely abide.

It’s proven throughout history

That God’s ways always prevail,

And although evil tries to dominate

It will always fall and fail.

There’s something fundamentally wrong

When for doing good one is arrested,

Particularly when kindness and respect is shown

But still hated and detested.

The apple of God’s eye

Will stand steadfast and will endure,

Because when Jesus Christ is worshipped and loved

In God’s eyes we are made pure.

The victory belongs to Christ;

Always has and always will,

Let’s embrace His beauty and His grace

So with God’s love we are fulfilled.

(C) P.B. 2022

“For thus says the Lord of hosts: ‘He sent Me after glory, to the nations which plunder you; for he who touches you touches the apple of His eye.’”  Zechariah 2:8

“He kept him as the apple of His eye, as an eagle stirs up its nest, hovers over its young, spreading out its wings, taking them up, carrying them on its wings, so the Lord alone led him..”  Deuteronomy 32:10-12

“Keep me as the apple of Your eye; hide me under the shadow of Your wings, from the wicked who oppress me, from my deadly enemies who surround me.”  Psalm 17:8-9

“This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.  Hear Him!”  Matthew 17:5

“Thus says the Lord, the Redeemer of Israel, their Holy One, to Him whom man despises, to Him whom the nation abhors, to the Servant of rulers: Kings shall see and arise, princes also shall worship, because of the Lord who is faithful, the Holy One of Israel; and He has chosen You.”  Isaiah 49:7

“You shall not take the name of the Lord your God in vain, for the Lord will not hold him guiltless who takes His name in vain.”  Exodus 20:7

“Woe to those who call evil good, and good evil; who put darkness for light, and light for darkness; who put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!”  Isaiah 5:20

“For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, being justified freely by His grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus..”  Romans 3:23-24

“For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope.”  Jeremiah 29:11

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