Are you looking for a way to strengthen your walk with the Lord? Look at the first line of this verse – you who love the Lord, hate evil! This is a wicked world in which we dwell, being that it’s ruled by the enemy. He tempts us constantly and tries to make us see evil as acceptable.
That shouldn’t be the mentality of the Christian at all. Indeed we should hate evil and see it for what it really is, offensive to God. Instead we sometimes find ourselves cozying up to evil, letting the things we watch and listen to entertain us instead of offend us.
To have the proper attitude towards evil, we need to put more of God in our minds. Philippians 4:8 says, Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy–meditate on these things. Those are the things which should fill our minds. If they do, we’ll be able to hate evil.
Transform my mind,
Pastor Ron Kitchell