Hate Evil

“You who love the LORD, hate evil!”  Psalm 97:10

Hate and evil are strong words that I want to shy away from.

Lord, please teach me to love as You love, and to hate what You hate.  And here’s a simple poem . . .

As We Should



As You
fill us with
love and light
and good
help us
to also hate
evil as
we should.

Published in: on February 20, 2013 at 8:40 am  Comments (35)  
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  1. Good Job, Sis Deb–Good Job!! Excellent word today. God bless you BIG–much love, your sis Caddo Delight

  2. You are such an encourager for me! Thank you and God bless you and your day with Him! love and prayers!

  3. I like this a whole lot better than Hate the sin but love the sinner. Teaching others to love God is paramount. What follows will be discernment to know truth from evil. Well said Deb.

  4. exactly as your poem says, very good!

  5. Love God. Hate evil. There’s no gray in between those two extremes. Yet, this is where we need to walk.

    Great poem. Gesundheit!

  6. My mum always says: “run from sin”… I’ll say an Amen to this poem. God bless you!

  7. That’s good, Deb. I don’t believe it’s possible to truly love good or even love God unless we hate evil – evil as God defines it.

  8. Very nice! Sounds like a good mission statement for a church!

  9. 20 words of brilliance! Bravo!

  10. Your poem reminded me to examine myself…..do I love the God I once hated? And do I hate the things I once loved? Thank you.

  11. Love the title. “As We Should”… as in we do hate evil, just as we should. And yet also, as we should… even if we don’t. Some evil is so deceptive and hidden in all sorts of trickery and tied in pretty packages. And we need our Precious Lord’s help, wisdom, and insight to see it for what it is, and hate it. His light and love to shine on it to reveal it and in our hearts to recognize it. Beautiful poem, as always, Deb! Thank you!

  12. Debbie, I agree. I think we need to hate evil in order to flee from it as Joseph did. It’s a good thing to hate. His Spirit is us helps us love the sinners – including us!

    Blessings ~ Wendy

  13. I really appreciate your blog and questions and all the comments, Pastor Bill. Like the discussion about hate the sin, love the sinner. Thank you so much and God bless you!

  14. God bless you, dear Terry, as you prepare for Al’s move. love and hugs!

  15. God bless you, Mr. Larry, as you walk the path He has set before you, loving Him! Keep your kleenex handy!

  16. Your mum is a wise woman, Emerald! 🙂 Like mother, like daughter! God bless you and your love for Him!

  17. Thank you for sharing that insight, Bill . . And God bless you as He leads you on today!

  18. 🙂 Thanks AJ and God bless you as you do both!

  19. God bless you, brilliant poet friend!

  20. thanks Debbie!!

  21. Thank you for sharing the questions you are asking yourself and God bless you as you stay close to Him.

  22. Thank you for such a thoughtful comment! You’re right that evil can be deceptive and we need His help so much, so often. So thankful that He is not deceptive, but always available and willing to help us! God bless you and yours! You are such a blessing!

  23. I am thinking that I get nervous about ‘hating’ . . .in our world of tolerance, that word is like a big no no. Evil too, I suppose. But there is evil and God hates it. So should I. 🙂 Thank you for always helping me out here, Wendy, with your wisdom and grace. God bless you!

  24. I think if we focus on hating the sin in our own lives first – we’ll be able to keep it focused only on sin and not on people or a group of people. ‘For God so loved the world…’ and so should we. Hugs!

  25. I try to shy away from the hate word too, but I really dislike evil intentions! Great post, Deb!
    God Bless you & Aubrey!

  26. That’s a really great way of looking at it .. looking at our own sin and hating it .. .thank you Wendy! 🙂

  27. Thanks Lady Dei, for sharing and caring like you do! God bless you and yours!

  28. Reblogged this on My Delight and My Counsellors.

  29. Oh to be more like the Lord in both our “loves” and our “hates”. Sad to say, too many times I find myself loving that which I should hate and hating that which I should love. Lord, only by your grace can we become more like you. Lord bless you Deb.

  30. It all comes down to being “transformed by the renewing of our minds”, doesn’t it? Day by day, hour by hour, every waking moment we depend on the Lord and need to yield to Him.

    Love you so much!


  31. Thank you so much MDMC and God bless the work that you do!

  32. I love your honesty, Pastor Rob, and intensity for always wanting to please Him. Praying with you today, for the grace to love and hate as He desires . .not as I do. God bless you bunches!

  33. Oh that is perfect, wonderful woman of the Word! Thank you for sharing that . ..It always comes back to His working in us, not something that we ‘do’ ourselves. Love you and God bless you . .so thankful for you!

  34. I almost never use the word ‘hate’ and always objected to my children using it when they were young. However, when it comes to sin, all the strength and toxicity of the word is warranted. God hates sin, and so should we. I want to hate sin as He does!

  35. I know what you are saying and feel the same way . .didn’t want my kids saying it either. So praying with you to hate as He does! Thank you, Mentor Angela and God bless you and yours!

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