Yesterday in the news I read a story about an eleven year old girl who was abducted on her way home from school and kept hidden in her abductors backyard for nearly two decades. She was raped and gave birth to two children by this evil man. While thinking about the story my heart broke. I have a little girl who is nearly 11 years old. Just the thought brings horror. And people wonder why I do not let my children out of my sight. We live in an evil world. There are many people who are evil and they love evil works of darkness. “Why boastest thou thyself in mischief, O mighty man? the goodness of God endureth continually. Thy tongue deviseth mischiefs; like a sharp razor, working deceitfully. Thou lovest evil more than good; and lying rather than to speak righteousness. Selah. Thou lovest all devouring words, O thou deceitful tongue. God shall likewise destroy thee for ever, he shall take thee away, and pluck thee out of thy dwelling place, and root thee out of the land of the living. Selah.” Psalm 52:1-5
Too many times I have heard sayings like this… “A loving God would never send anyone to hell.” Or “God is love, He cannot hate.” Can I tell you that because God is love He must hate! I love the Word of God therefore I hate false teaching. I love freedom therefore I hate slavery. I love the God ordained institution of marriage therefore I hate divorce, adultery, and homosexuality. I love children therefore I hate abortion. I love the truth therefore I hate lying. I love everything that is good and holy therefore I hate everything that is evil. “I have hated the congregation of evil doers; and will not sit with the wicked.” Psalm 26:5 “Ye that love the LORD, hate evil:” Psalm 97:10a
There is a love that God hates. Ask yourself, does God hate it when we have love for the things of this world? “Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world. If any man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world.” 1John 2:15-16 “Ye adulterers and adulteresses, know ye not that the friendship of the world is enmity with God? whosoever therefore will be a friend of the world is the enemy of God.” James 4:4
So I must ask, “Are there things in my life that I love and yet God absolutely hates?” “Do I love the world?” “Do I love the things of this world?” “Do I watch things on TV that grieves the Lord? Do I listen to or read things that God hates?” “Do I think and mediate upon things that God hates?” “Is my affection set on things of the earth or on things above?” May I never love the things that God hates.