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Hello and thanks for joining in on to today’s daily devotion. Today is Thursday. February 11th. The 5th day of the Hebraic week.
Our verse today is John 15:19.
“If you were of the world, the world would love you as its own. But you are not of the world, since I have chosen you out of the world; therefore the world hates you.”
“If you were of the world, the world would love you as its own….”
Interesting isn’t it? What a perspective to see where we may stand with YHWH by seeing where we stand with the world. Does the world love you as its own? Does it hate you as it’s enemy? Maybe it doesn’t love you as it’s own, but Yeshua implied to His disciples that the world hated them.
So, does the world hate you? Does it accept you in any way? If it accepts you to any degree, you may want to reevaluate how you are living. Maybe it’s time to reconsider things that we may be accepting from the world as being OK? Could it be our acceptance of what the world gives be the reason why the world doesn’t hate us?
Yet, if we reject the ways of the world, it wouldn’t take long for us to stand apart. Then, if we took a stand that opposes what the world represents, well, wouldn’t that be a declaration of opposition? In making such a stance, it would only make sense that world would eventually hate us. That being for the simple reason that we oppose what it is promoting.
This all being said, the question ever stands before us. “Does the world hate you?”
Let this be a focus in your time of meditation throughout the day. Until tomorrow, shalom!