The last couple days, during my Bible reading, I’ve been reading from Hosea and Psalms (among other books). I’ve realized that many times in the Old Testament, people are asking for God’s wrath to come down and strike their enemies. It’s interesting that we have a completely different outlook on this now. I think this is primarily because of Jesus’ teachings, to love your enemy and pray for him/her. Why was it all right in the Old Testament to pray down hateful thoughts toward these people, then? It seems like the Old Testament way was actually easier than this “loving your enemies” life of the New Testament and beyond. I’d love to hear your thoughts on this. I’ve often pondered how God seems different in the 2 Testaments, but lately, I see how God’s people are also quite different.