Hate Evil

tumblr_l29yi3gag71qa8ix8o1_r1_1280Psalm 97:10 Ye that love the LORD, hate evil: he preserveth the souls of his saints; he delivereth them out of the hand of the wicked.

In a day where we are surrounded by oppression, immorality, and all types of evil, it’s easier than ever to become desensitized to that by which we are daily bombarded. And yet God’s desire is that we HATE evil. If we take a moment and think about what evil does, it won’t take long for a holy hatred against it to swell up within us.

I was in Asia two weeks ago, and I heard again of the orphans and young teens who are forced into the prostitution rings. When I think upon these things, I hate evil. We heard about the families torn apart due to drugs, and I saw the children wandering the village with no one to love or raise them. When I ruminate on these things, I hate evil. I came back to the states to have three young men come and admit to being involved with pornography. When I and see their struggle within, and the heart break of their parents, I hate evil. When I think about the havoc and heartbreak that ISIS has caused on thousands of families in the middle east, I cannot but hate evil.

We could go on all day long. Might we allow the evil that breaks God’s heart to break ours. Might we not become desensitized to it. Might we not accept it as the norm. Let’s, as God’s people, get back to a holy hatred for that which is evil.

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