(A simple series highlighting verses from each chapter of the book of Proverbs)
Bloodthirsty men hate an honest person, but the upright care about him. (Proverbs 29:10 HCSB)
Other translations term this hated person as blameless. So why the hate?
It has nothing to do with them. It has to do with the heart condition of the hater.
The heart condition of the upright and moral produces care for the blameless.
Here’s a heart test:
- Who am I genuinely tempted to hate?
- Have I considered the possibility that my heart condition may be the real issue?
- This hate isn’t about them at all. It’s about me.