There Are Some Things We Must Learn to Hate

Our hearts must be turned off by sin. We should want to be as far away from sinning as we can possibly be. Why do we find it easy to hate some things in life while others, even though they are bad, we can’t seem to develop an aversion to?

Let us understand that the Holy God of heaven hates sin Proverbs 6:16-19. Our Lord cast out the money changers. We must learn to have that same disdain for unrighteousness. It is not enough to just love good things.

Psalm 97:10 (ESV)
“O you who love the LORD, hate evil!
He preserves the lives of his saints;
he delivers them from the hand of the wicked.”

Hebrews 1:9 (ESV)
“You have loved righteousness and hated wickedness;
therefore God, your God, has anointed you
with the oil of gladness beyond your companions.”

Loving what God loves will cause us to hate those things that He hates. Love right, hate wrong. Love truth, hate error. Love purity, hate impurity. Love light, hate darkness. See Ps 119:104; 113; 163; Pr 8:12; 28:16; Re 2:6.

There is just no room to embrace evil when righteousness and love for God fill the heart. We are to come out and be separate from sin (2Co 6:17-18). Spend your day today looking for the good things to love and spend time learning to find contempt for that which offends God. Make no provision for the flesh (Ro 13:14).

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