Hating well? There isn’t a Christian who doesn’t “hate sin.” Yet, most of us tend to be more tolerant of sin that we ought to be. We say we hate it, but we don’t make it our goal to destroy it. We tend to treat sin more like my trench warfare. We give it quarter and tolerate it to an extant. As long as it is out of sight, it remains out of mind.
Think about it. When we dig trenches to bury our sins the harder it is for a Christian to root out the foe and put it to flight. We need to “sincerely hate evil” to know “goodness.”
God’s Word tells us: “Love must be sincere. Hate what is evil; cling to what is good” (Apostle Paul) (Romans 12:9).
Paul isn’t telling us to be uncomfortable with sin, or to even dislike it. He’s urging us to hate it sincerely and remove it from our lives completely. If your ultimate goal in life is to pursue what is good and hate what is evil, there is only one way to do it, hate evil totally and give it no quarter. Learning to hate well, in this instance, makes all the sense in the world.
“Heavenly Father, by Your Holy Spirit cause us deep within to not just put evil away in our lives by burying it, but to destroy it by truly hating it, and putting it to flight. Help us to truly give it no quarter, In Jesus name, Amen!
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