HATE EVIL, LOVE GOOD
Hate what is evil; cling to what is good. —Romans 12:9
“I don’t believe in good and evil. It is relative. You might believe something is evil, but I might believe it is good. You believe your way and I believe mine.” This type of logic is illogical. Is it good or evil to steal? If you say that it is OK to steal then I am going to take your wallet and all your stuff. Is that OK? Is it alright to kill? If you say it is OK to kill babies in the womb, then why can’t anyone be killed? After all, it was a court decision that OK’d the killing of children in the womb. Can the court also decide to kill the elderly or the “defective” people or those of a particular race or religion? Muslim governed countries routinely execute Christians. Who is it that will decide that a person lives or dies? The government? The courts? The elitists? Joseph Stalin had over 42,000,000 killed. Mao Zedong killed 37,000,000. Adolf Hitler had over 20,000,000 killed. Chiang Kai-shek had over 10,000,000 killed. Vladimir Lenin had over 4,000,000 killed. Hideki Tojo had about 4,000,000 killed. Pol Pot had over 2,000,000 killed (R.J. Rummel, “Death by Government”). The U.S. has killed over 50,000,000 babies in the womb. That was OK’d by the courts and not much outcry is coming from the general population. What is wrong and right many times is decided by those with might—people in power positions. Do not think it will not happen again! Man, left to himself, can do evil, wicked and atrocious acts against fellow man. This is satanically instigated. Maybe the government will decide to take your money, OK’d by the courts. Those not in subjection to God are in subjection to the Evil One to do his will (II Timothy 2:26).
Followers of the Lord Jesus Christ are to hate evil and cling to that which is good. We are told in Proverbs 8:13 that “To fear the LORD is to hate evil; I hate pride and arrogance, evil behavior and perverse speech” and “Let those who love the LORD hate evil… (Psalm 97:10). Evil exists and it is only the willfully blind person who will deny this. People want to deny evil exists because if it exists it had to come from somewhere and Satan is called the Evil One. This is where evil originates from and no wonder people do not want to acknowledge that, because if they acknowledge that Satan exists then they will have to acknowledge that good comes from God, but the majority of people do not want to bow the knee to Him.
Instead, man says that man is basically good. We run a daycare. Let me tell you about the nonsense that man is basically good. When a very young child, one that does not talk yet, is upset at another child, many times they will bite the other child. Or how about the one year old child that was standing on the platform of a slide when another one year old was climbing up the ladder and he just kick her in the face? Where did he learn that? How about the one year old that slapped another one year old in the face or the one who purposely threw a toy to hit another child in the head? How was that learned? These are very young children and you can see the evil side of man in them already. Someone has said, “We are fortunate that toddlers are small and not our size because they would probably wind up killing us!”
Fellow follower of Jesus, do you hate evil? Are you clinging to what is good? Do evil actions and speech bother you or are you taking part in it? Oh, that we would cling to the One Who is Good and hate evil. May it be so!
Dear Father, may I call evil evil and good good. May I cling to that which is good and coming from You and hate what is evil and all the evil one stands for. May this be done in the power of the Holy Spirit and in the name of Jesus.