ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel
  • »
  • Religion and Philosophy»
  • Christianity, the Bible & Jesus

Haters, Why You Should Love Them

Updated on December 12, 2013

We are often hurt and made upset when we realize that someone doesn't like us. Whether it be in the office, home, or church, most of us still struggle with the thought of someone not liking us.

How could they not see how wonderful a person you are? Was it something you said or did? Did they not see that you tried your best to get along with them? Don't they know that I'm a Christian too?

Quite frankly, it doesn't matter! Every scenario in our lives has been created, developed to bring out of you what the Master has intended! It is necessary to the completion of your journey and mission in this life!

You should be thankful and at peace with yourself knowing that you are counted among the blessed! Those who can be greatly used by God!

Ahasuerus sends out an edict for beautiful, young virgins to be presented to him so he could choose a new queen.  Esther 2:19

So Samuel poured oil on David's head to anoint him king, as he had done before to Saul.         1 Samuel 16 -- David Annointed King by Samuel

In The Company of Greatness!

Esther was not as beautiful or well-known as her predessor Queen Vashti. Queen Vashti was known for her astonishing beauty. When Esther's uncle Mordecai requested that she apply to become the next queen, Esther could not believe his absurd request. Nor did she inately believe that the mission could be accomplished!

Esther had her share of haters! After all, a floor full of woman vying to become Queen! The claws were out but God gave her favour with the Head Enuch who prepared the way to Esther's success.

David was a shepard boy when Samuel was instructed by God to go down to Jesse's house to annoint a new king for Israel. When Elijah's mission was revealed to Jesse, David was never considered. He was left out in the field tending his sheep. It was not until Samuel had gone done the row of handsome and tall brothers of David that he was even thought about.

David's hater was Saul, his predecessor to the throne! Saul initially loved David and was later stirred to jealousy against him but God had a Jonathan in the midst of this scenario. Jonathan loved David and protected him from his father's plots against David!

Queen Reigns
Queen Reigns

Read This Hater!

Joseph and His Brothers

Judah said, "Do not kill your brother; if we but regain the undivided love of our father, we have attained our object. Let us therefore cast him into a pit till a caravan passes, and then sell him as a slave."  Judah's advice was taken, and Joseph, stripped of his garments, was cast into a pit.

The brothers then left the pit, but before returning home they slaughtered a lamb, and besmeared Joseph's upper garment with its blood, which can not be distinguished from that of man. They then said to their father, "While we were engaged in our occupations, there came a wolf and tore Joseph, who had remained with the stores; and, on seeking him afterward, we found this upper garment, which we recognized as his."

Genesis 37:12

Hater's Have Their Purpose Too!

Hater's are as necessary to your spiritual growth as your ability to honor God in your earthly life!  You see, hater's can erupt out of your own household.  Oh, yes they can.  Ask Joseph.  He would sit and converse with his father Jacob and brothers and would eventually end up sharing with them revelations given to him by the Spirit of God.

You would initially think that they would have been happy just to be his brother but it provoked a spirit of jealousy in them.  So, much so until, one day that left poor Joseph in a ditch!  They were tired of his dreams and envious of the fact that he was their father's favorite.  Their hatred for Joseph led to the heartbreak of his father when they came back and told Jacob that Joseph was dead!

This event set off a chain of events that led Joseph from the pit, to the prison, and to the palace where he reign second in command and ended up saving his family from famine!


Psalms 23:5

God prepares a table before me in the presence of my enemies, reveals the plan of God for my success, and His ability to move me to Kingdom work.  This is a place that only a God with infinite wisdom could have designed.

Think about it, after you've been through hell and high waters, God furnishes a table.  He doesn't do it in secret!  He sets it full and with abundance, right in front of your enemies!  And guess what?  You don't even have to worry about your enemies, haters trying to take from it!

They are first-hand witnesses of who God is in your life!  They now understand that no weapon formed against you shall prosper! and EVERY tongue that riseth up against you, you SHALL condemn.

But it doesn't stop there.  God now gives us the opportunity to show grace and mercy to our enemies.  We have more than enough and can share with them in peace.  Haboring no ill-fated wishes or desires against them for we serve a mighty God who uses haters to bring us into abundance!

Live well, my friends and live blessed!

Do You Have Any Haters!

See results


    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    • profile image

      oceansider 5 years ago

      Dear Lady Summerset,

      I really enjoyed reading this article on why we should love those who hate us. God commanded us to love our enemies, and even though it is hard to do, the Holy Spirit enables us by His love, to love those who are hateful to us. ..... I did have a woman who really didn't like me at a job a few years back...she was downright mean to me, so I do know what it's like, and then back about 12 or 13 years ago, the same thing happened when I worked at a job out in L.A. county where I used to live.....The main thing, is that "no weapon formed against us shall prosper", and that God does set that table "in the presence of our enemies". I set my feet upon my Rock, Jesus Christ, my God and Savior, "I shall not be moved". God's many blessings to you dear sister, thank you for spreading God's Word through your hubs! Take care, Helen

    • Gicky Soriano profile image

      Gicky Soriano 8 years ago from California

      "Blessed are you when people hate you, and when they exclude you, revile you, and defame you on account of the Son of Man" (Lk 6:22). There is a blessing for the child of God who is hated on account of Christ. May God teach us how to love the unlovable. An encouraging hub for those who are hated for Jesus' sake.

    • Lady Summerset profile image

      Lady Summerset 8 years ago from Willingboro, New Jersey

      Greetings RevLady

      I must admit sometimes I struggle with this before submitting to His will but there is no safer place than in HIS will.

      Thanks for your comment. Blessings!

    • RevLady profile image

      RevLady 8 years ago from Lantana, Florida

      Excellent commentary. It is demanded of us by the Christian faith to love all, yes, even those considered our enemies, for all things are working for our good. This hub is a nice reminder of the role that enemies play in our Christian development and how our loving response to them honors God. Thank you.


    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: ""

    Show Details
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)