Tuesday, June 27, 2017

It’s OK to Hate Sin

Encouragement for your daily walk with God 

Let’s get real for a moment; it’s OK to hate sin. Go ahead, say it, “I hate sin.” You should feel a little better now. Just think what mischief sin has caused you. It has blinded you from the beauty of the Savior. It has stopped your ears that you could not hear the Lord’s tender invitations. It has poisoned the very life of your being. It has made your heart “deceitful above all things and desperately wicked.” [Jeremiah 17.9]

When sin had done its work in you, before divine grace intervened, you were an heir of wrath just like others [Ephesians 2.3]. After His grace, you were “washed, sanctified and justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit of our God.” [1 Corinthians 6.11].

It’s OK to hate sin. Look back and trace its deadly work. We were dead in our trespasses and sin, and would have been lost had omnipotent love not intervened to redeem us. Even so, sin is an active enemy, intently searching for ways to harm us and drag us down. 

It’s OK to hate sin, unless you’re looking for trouble. If you want your path covered with thorns, then just stop hating sin. But if you want a holy walk, and to live a happy life and die a peaceful death, then keep hating sin right up to the end. 

Love God with all your heart, honor Him, and hate sin. By the way, there is no better cure for sin than daily communion with Christ. If you stay close to Him, it’s impossible for you to be at peace with sin! 

O you who love the Lord, hate evil! He preserves the lives of His saints; He delivers them from the hand of the wicked. Psalm 97.10

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