DO YOU HATE EVIL ?

IF YOU LOVE THE LORD…YOU WILL HATE EVIL.

Psalm 34:14-16 NKJV
Depart from evil and do good; Seek peace and pursue it.

[15] The eyes of the LORD are on the righteous, And His ears are open to their cry.

[16] The face of the LORD is against those who do evil, To cut off the remembrance of them from the earth.

Proverbs 8:13 NKJV
The fear of the LORD is to hate evil; Pride and arrogance and the evil way And the perverse mouth I hate.

Romans 12:9 NKJV
Let love be without hypocrisy. Abhor what is evil. Cling to what is good.

Psalm 97:9-10 KJV

For thou, Lord , art high above all the earth: thou art exalted far above all gods.

[10] Ye that love the Lord , hate evil: he preserveth the souls of his saints; he delivereth them out of the hand of the wicked.

There is a very good reason to hate evil. Just take a moment to consider the harm evil has already brought to your life. Sin has brought mischief, misery, and sorrow to everyone. Sin has brought a blindness that hides the beauty of Jesus Christ from man. Sin has made mankind deaf to the Masters call and the invitation of His redemptive work on The Cross. Sin has turned mankind’s feet towards the path of death and destruction. Sin has tainted the heart of man and made it deceitful above all things and desperately wicked. What a devilish creature you are outside of Jesus Christ when evil has its way within you. Before the divine grace of God comes to a person and redeems the soul, they are an heir of wrath even as others. Before your saved, you have ran with the multitudes to do evil.

Listen to what Charles Spurgeon says.

Thou hast good reason to “hate evil,” for only consider what harm it has already wrought thee. Oh, what a world of mischief sin has brought into thy heart! Sin blinded thee so that thou couldst not see the beauty of the Saviour; it made thee deaf so that thou couldst not hear the Redeemer’s tender invitations. Sin turned thy feet into the way of death, and poured poison into the very fountain of thy being; it tainted thy heart, and made it “deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked.” Oh, what a creature thou wast when evil had done its utmost with thee, before divine grace interposed! Thou wast an heir of wrath even as others; thou didst “run with the multitude to do evil.” Such were all of us; but Paul reminds us, “but ye are washed, but ye are sanctified, but ye are justified in the name of the Lord Jesus, and by the Spirit of our God.” We have good reason, indeed, for hating evil when we look back and trace its deadly workings. Such mischief did evil do us, that our souls would have been lost had not omnipotent love interfered to redeem us. Even now it is an active enemy, ever watching to do us hurt, and to drag us to perdition. Therefore “hate evil,” O Christians, unless you desire trouble. If you would strew your path with thorns, and plant nettles in your death-pillow, then neglect to “hate evil”; but if you would live a happy life, and die a peaceful death, then walk in all the ways of holiness, hating evil, even unto the end. If you truly love your Saviour, and would honour Him, then “hate evil.” We know of no cure for the love of evil in a Christian like abundant intercourse with the Lord Jesus. Dwell much with Him, and it is impossible for you to be at peace with sin.
“Order my footsteps by Thy Word,
And make my heart sincere;
Let sin have no dominion, Lord,
But keep my conscience clear.”

Charles Spurgeon

IN JESUS NAME…AMEN.

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