Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Favorite Verse (that I know of)

Sooo Steph always has a favorite verse of somebody's on her blog so I feel like putting mine up.

"If the world hates you, be aware that it hated me before it hated you.
If you belonged to the world, the world would love you as its own.
Because you do not belong to the world, but I have chosen you out of the world-
therefore the world hates you.
Remember the word that I said to you, 'Servants are not greater than their master'.
If they persecuted me, they will persecute you; if they kept my word, they will keep yours also.
But they will do all these things to you on account of my name, because they do not know him who sent me."
John 15: 18-21.

This is actually kind of negative. But because it's negative it's kind of positive? I mean. Life is not easy and not everyone is going to love you. That's what Jesus is saying here. We can try to make everyone like us but think about it.... people hated Jesus so of course there are going to be some people that hate us. If there were people on this earth that hated a perfect being then duh.... people are going to hate completely imperfect humans. It's unavoidable.

On a more positive note, he's saying that you don't belong to the world and that's why the world (certain people) can hate you. You belong to me and that's why I love you. I chose you. Out of everyone on this planet he chose you. That's a crazy thought.

And one more thing, it's just comforting knowing that yeah people may not like me, but people didn't like Jesus either. I don't know if that's the right way to go about thinking, but. Meh. It's like.... he understands hatred. He was there. He wouldn't put us through it if he didn't think we could handle being not liked or even hated. Ok. There.

Basically what he's saying here is "HATERS GON HATE!!!!!" :D :D :D


  1. i love you, and i really loved reading this! thank you for sharing, love!

  2. Thanks :D slash you're welcome :D