Prayer, Plain and Simple

Prayer, Plain and Simple

Against Those Against God – a Place for Hatred

But not all is well… Psalm 139:19-22. A stark intrusion enters the frame. Lovely thoughts of God’s loving awareness are shattered by an equally real but bitter awareness that evil exists. Not all in God’s world is as God intended. There is crookedness afoot. I am aware of this too. I side with God, even when that crookedness is in me!

Psalm 139:19-22 – there is a place for hatred in the heart of God…

 19 O God, if only you would destroy the wicked!
      Get out of my life, you murderers!
 20 They blaspheme you;
      your enemies misuse your name.
 21 O Lord, shouldn’t I hate those who hate you?
      Shouldn’t I despise those who oppose you?
 22 Yes, I hate them with total hatred,
      for your enemies are my enemies.


“God you are equally aware that not all creation is as you intend. You have created all, and know all, but some aspects, some souls you create and love have closed the door on his presence. Some are wicked. God, you must oppose the wicked, and their wickedness. You do take sides against those who live against you. And I too, side with you. I am loyal to my God against my own if need be. There are some, like me in fact, who stand against God. I stand against them and with God… This is no justification of the wickedness in me, for I must stand against that as well. But I plead with you, God to fight against all who opposed to you and your ways. Fight. I join you here, even when that means I must see destroyed the evil harbored in my own heart!”


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