Movies. Television. Plays. Sports have much more value than just entertainment. They provide a healthy release for mature people to vent our natural capacity, propensity and tendency to hate. Yes, hate that emotion that God forbids for us to have towards one another.

But, God created us with the ability to hate. Even the bible says there’s a time to hate (Ecclesiastes 3:8).

God Himself tells us to hate evil (Proverbs 8:13), , but He expects us to love people.

It’s natural though, to let our dislike for people’s behavior to become hate.

Think about this…

When being entertained, a healthy person can separate the character being portrayed from the actor portraying the character.

And, we all have characters we love to hate from Eddie Haskell on Leave it to Beaver, JR on Dallas to Kanye and the Kardashians, to WWE personalities.

So, the next time you are antagonized or aggravated by a rival. The next time you hear a politician say something that provokes your anger or rage. The next time someone hurts you. The next time you see someone who hates you… Don’t hate back.

Turn on the TV. Watch a video. Read a book. Go to a play…with a character good at being bad, and hate them.

Read your bible and direct that hate towards the devil.

Vent that hate in a healthy way, so there is only room left for love.




God bless you! I'm a husband, father and ordained Minister since 1996. I serve as an Associate Minister at Oak Spring Church Arlington TN, a suburb of Memphis. I'm a professional Copywriter for a Fortune 500 company, published Gospel songwriter and owner of an independent label, Al-Go-Rhythm Music. My main spiritual gift is Exhortation...I'm a natural encourager. I love the word of God and sharing it from a "Wow, I never thought of it like that before" perspective. There's so much fresh revelation in God's word that is just as relevant today as it was as it unfolded. I hope my daily devotionals enhance your walk with God, taking you beyond BLESSED to BLESSTIFIED.


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