Why the world hates you

“Do not marvel if the world hates you. It hated me, so it will hate you also.”

Why might the world hate us? Because we are not of the world. An example of how we are not of the world, is that we are not proud of our possessions, nor are we impressed by other people’s possessions. This really bothers people of the world. They really, really want you to be impressed with the girlfriend they have, or the husband they have, or the car they have, the job they have, etc. If you are not impressed, they really, literally, hate you.

They are “haters of the good people.” They hate you because you are good.

1 John 2:14-16: “Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If someone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him. Because all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of possessions, is not of the Father, but is of the world. And the world passes away, along with the lust of it, but whoever who does the will of God abides for ever.”

1 Peter 4:4 “Wherein they think it strange that you do not join them in the same flood of debauchery, and they speak evil about you:”