“These six things doth the LORD hate, yea seven are an abomination unto [H]im…” (Proverbs 6:16)
“Esau, have I hated…” (Malachi 1 and Romans 9)
Proverbs 6:16-19 lists the following as that which God hates: A proud look, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood, An heart that deviseth wicked imaginations, feet that be swift in the running to miscief, a false witness that speaketh lies, and he that soweth discord among brethren. This pretty much encompasses all of human depravity. Being Christ-ians we are to hate the sames things. But…but, In this list I recognize myself. What are we to do with that?
We are to agree with God and hate those qualities that are part and parcel of the old nature. We are to confess these things to God; for if we judge ourselves, we would not be judged by Him (1 Corinthians 11). It is the lost man that sees these sinful qualities as natural and human. Natural and human these sinful qualities are; but that is not how it should be. A Person will always see these qualities as natural and human, unless God confronts them and shows them the Way, the Truth, and the Life and said person follows Him into this Way, believes His Word as Truth, and enters into this Life.
There are some things that I hate and when I think of these things, I allow myself to feel anger. One should not be controlled by anger. Anger, when used properly, prompts us to right what is wrong. We often confuse anger with frustration over not getting our way. We might even confuse anger with embarrassment. The point is, since the fall, our emotions have become confusing.
One of the things that I hate is racism and race-baters. While racism is part of this nations history, it is, I believe, for the most part...history. Some may say, “How can a white man say something like that!?” Allow me to answer. Many black people admit that it has gotten better. This younger generation seems to be less racist. Let’s think about this. Where did this younger generation learn to evaluate a person based on actions and not skin color? From their parents, of course. Therefore, racism has been getting better for at least (2) two generations and if my logic is right and followed backward, maybe more. Having said that, let me say this, racism is still alive. Racism is the very basest quality in man…Me before you! Racism was born from pride…the bad kind.
We have raised our children to be blind to skin color. I can say that……. skin color is not the first thing I ……notice on a ……..person……….. The bent of my mind causes me to (1st) first look at the little things on a person because i attempt to develop a mini biography and to learn what kind of person I am about to engage.
Sometimes I frighten others when I do this. Once, I was in a doctors office and I over heard a patient say, “When I’m finished, I’ll turn it in.” As this patient walked to her chair, I noticed her purse strap was over her head and shoulder and not just her shoulder. What did these two observations tell me? She was a teacher. I asked her, “Miss, are you or were you a teacher?” She answered, “Yes” and asked if I were a former pupil; I answered in the negative. She then asked me if I was C.I.A.? I laughed and told her that I would have to kill her, if I answered that question. I know, I know I am mean. I explained to her that the purse over the head and shoulder reminded me of a teacher on a field trip and when she said, “I’ll turn it in….” is something a teacher tells her students, “When you are finished, turn in your work.”
We have approached persons while they were dining and told them things about themselves to their amazement. Once we told a woman that she was a reader and her favourite genre is mystery, she almost dropped what she was holding. Do I sound like I’m bragging? I’m not. To do this anyone can study and learn. Believe me, when I say, “If I can do it, anyone can do it.” This is the trick psychics use to tell someone about themselves. An example, a woman is wearing a wedding ring and an engagement band on her pointer finger. This could mean many things and if you are training you need not be right. You need to make sense only. We see a woman, who has lost her husband sometime ago. She still wears her rings and she wears them on the wrong finger. This woman is saying, “I still love my husband; am open to a new relationship.
WAIT!!! what does any of that have to do with racism?……… Object lesson…if you stop talking about it, it might just go away.
Paul teaches us that there is no more Jew or Greek; there is no more man or woman; we are all one in Christ. By extension, there is no more black or white, or yellow. There is no more red or brown………for those of us, that have been chosen, in Christ, there is no racism, there is no color. We are (1) one. Our hearts have been knitted together by God. We all have, and we all fight, the same singular enemy, sin.
Racism is a monster that must be fed. Race-baters take this monster to the all you can eat buffet. Without racism many of the race-baters, like Sharpton, Jackson, and Farra-conman would be out of work. In truth, many a person lives and dies by racism. Some are even defined by racism and they like it.
RACISM is not. (r)acism is. By that, I mean, racism is not the Monster that the media makes it out to be. There are the small or puny and even weak minded persons that pre-judge another based on color. This stripe of racism will never go away. And I mean never. Even in Hell there will be racism. For some, racism is ingrained; for some, racism is who a person is.
If a black man or a black woman is denied a position based upon color, they should know that they have encountered a puny, and weak mind.