John 17:14 I have given them thy word; and the world hath hated them, because they are not of the world, even as I am not of the world.
Jesus gave us the Word of God. When we get the Word and love it then we set up a barrier, a division. Those that believe and those that do not believe. We have the word and love it and they do not love the word or have it. We are not of the world. Jesus is not of the world. Since Jesus is not of the world then we are not of the world and do not want to be of the world. We have decided to follow Him.
Welcome to the fraternity of the hated. We are hated of the world but loved of God. That is a position I relish. The world hates God and I love Him. The world wants none of His leadership and direction and I want it with all of my heart. We are not of this world.