We were all created in God’s image, which means we are able to have His character… His attributes… His emotions.
One of those emotions is hatred.
God hates evil. He hates evil behavior. He hates sin. He hates the works of the devil.
God hates sin, but He loves the sinner.
He hates the behavior and not the person.
What if we directed our hatred to what God hates instead of towards each other?
Think of how much enemy we waste hating each other.
Think of how many people we hate but won’t admit to ourselves that we do.
How much stress can we relieve hating what God allows us to hate?
Do a study of the things that God hates.
Ask Him to help you direct your hatred where it belongs.
Proverbs 6:16-19 (NKJV
16 These six things the Lord hates,
Yes, seven are an abomination to [a]Him:
17 A[b] proud look,
A lying tongue,
Hands that shed innocent blood,
18 A heart that devises wicked plans,
Feet that are swift in running to evil,
19 A false witness who speaks lies,
And one who sows discord among brethren.
Psalm 97:10 (NKJV)
10 You who love the Lord, hate evil!
He preserves the souls of His saints;
He delivers them out of the hand of the wicked.