Wednesday, 15 March 2017

Hate every false way

Therefore I love Your commandments
More than gold, yes, than fine gold!
Therefore all Your precepts concerning all things
I consider to be right;
I hate every false way.- Psalm 119.127-128

David often repeats his love for the word the word of God and for keeping his commandments. Here David also gives us the other side of the picture. If we love the word of God, the source of all truth, then we are consequently going to hate every false way.

That sounds well and good, but there are some pretty extreme statements there. If I love God’s commandments I will HATE EVERY false way.

That doesn’t leave much leeway for playing around with sin and falsehood. It means that we hate it, we don’t tolerate it, we don’t make an excuse for it – we hate it.

Not only that - we hate EVERY false way.

My problem is that I find it easy enough to hate the false way when it when it something I don’t already like or something I am not drawn to. But, when it is something I already like I seem to be able to find was to justify or rationalise it.

God hates sin. He hates every false way. There is no room for our pet sins to carry on.

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