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Here’s Your 90 second AM Devotional!
To fear the Lord is to hate evil; I hate pride and arrogance, evil behavior and perverse speech.
These are the words of King Solomon as though WISDOM was the writer. Wisdom says, “To fear the Lord is to HATE EVIL!”
We have witnessed in the world of Political Correctness (hereafter known as PC) that “Hate Speech” can get you in hot water in an instant. Any kind of hate is not good in this PC world. In fact, in that world hate is only ok is you hate those who hate. Then it’s ok. I know it sounds crazy, you just need to study the new laws of PC. But in God’s world of WISDOM, it’s ok to HATE evil. In fact, we are commanded to hate evil. God’s Wisdom is quoted as saying, “I HATE pride and arrogance, evil behavior and perverse speech!” Well there you go, none of us are off the hook here because we’ve all messed up in one or all of those categories. Yet God is not saying, “I hate YOU!” He hates evil and wants us to hate evil too. So, before you get all wrapped up in the world of “All I ever do as a Jesus Follower is love, love, love,” let me remind you that there is a time “When It’s GOOD To hate.”
Help me HATE evil today as never before. Help me feel Your broken heart over what evil has done to Your children. Amen