Do Not Befriend Hypocrites (3:118 – 3:120)

Do Not Befriend Hypocrites

[3:118] O you who believe, do not befriend outsiders who never cease to wish you harm; they even wish to see you suffer. Hatred flows out of their mouths and what they hide in their chests is far worse. We thus clarify the revelations for you, if you understand.
[3:119] Here you are loving them, while they do not love you, and you believe in all the scripture. When they meet you they say, “We believe,” but as soon as they leave, they bite their fingers out of rage towards you. Say, “Die in your rage.” GOD is fully aware of the innermost thoughts.
[3:120] When anything good comes your way they hurt, and when something bad happens to you they rejoice. If you steadfastly persevere, and maintain righteousness, their schemes will never hurt you. GOD is fully aware of everything they do.

How can a righteous person say “die in your rage”?
The disbelievers are angry people and have rage and they will die with their anger still inside them.

Violence & Belligerence: Signs of Disbelief

[22:72] When our revelations are recited to them, clearly, you recognize wickedness on the faces of those who disbelieve. They almost attack those who recite our revelations to them. Say, “Shall I inform you of something much worse? Hell is promised by GOD for those who disbelieve; what a miserable destiny.” 

Chapter 109 – The Disbelievers
[109:0] In the name of God, Most Gracious, Most Merciful
[109:1] Say, “O you disbelievers. [109:2] “I do not worship what you worship.
[109:3] “Nor do you worship what I worship.
[109:4] “Nor will I ever worship what you worship.
[109:5] “Nor will you ever worship what I worship.
[109:6] “To you is your religion, and to me is my religion.”

These are people that if given the opportunity to inflict harm to the believers they would. God is letting us know that to these people it does not do them or us any good loving them. We can’t be wishy-washy on morality.

Moral Argument
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OxiAikEk2vU

These verses are good for believers to look into to make sure we do not harbor these kinds of feelings. Do we have hatred flowing out of our mouths? Do we rejoice in their misery?

Proverbs 24:15 – 18:
15. Do not lie in wait like an outlaw against the home of the righteous; do no violence to the place where the righteous live; 16. for though they fall seven times, they will rise again; but the wicked are overthrown by calamity. 17. Do not rejoice when your enemies fall, and do not let your heart be glad when they stumble, 18. or else the Lord will see it and be displeased, and turn away his anger from them.

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