Hate – Psalms 119:128

“Therefore I consider all Your precepts to be right;

I hate every false way.”

Psalms 119:128

My take: Yes, sometimes its good to hate. Sometimes. Yeah, sometimes hate is good when its just. It means you value truth and love over lying and evil.

Where should we look for our standard? Agnostic philosophers, little children, the animal kingdom, politicians, hollywood actors? No, no, no, no, no. 1st and foremost should be God and specifically the clear and undeniable precepts found within.

pre·cept ˈprēˌsept/Submit
noun plural noun: precepts

  1. a general rule intended to regulate behavior or thought.
    “moral precepts”
    synonyms: principle, rule, tenet, canon, doctrine, command, order, decree, dictate, dictum, injunction, commandment.

God, in His infinite wisdom, gave us the ability to choose; to exercise our free will. Why? For sure, you need to ask Him. I speculate after years of thought that its because of love. To truly love in this world of opposites and extremes it requires our ability to choose not to love or its contrived and manipulated.

Is the opposite of love to hate? No, the it is essentially ‘indifference, the lack of love’. God at His core is love, so proclaims the Bible. The pinnacle of this can be found in John 3:16. Don’t you know that one by heart? Just in case and because i love it, here it is: “For God so loved the world, that he gave His only Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have eternal life.”

So godly hate is not the opposite of love rather its a force that aims to stop whatever power that attacks the roots of love. It is having passion, righteous anger towards whatever influence impedes true love from blossoming and staying healthy.

“O you who love the LORD, hate evil!”

In Psalm 97:10a we find,

Right now, extremest Muslims are jihading for this cause. They have plenty of hate but desperately lacking love and most certainly a relationship with the one and true God and His beloved son, Jesus Christ. So it so important to keep rightous hate in check by greater love.


“There are six things that the Lord hates,
seven that are an abomination to him:

haughty eyes,

a lying tongue,

and hands that shed innocent blood,


a heart that devises wicked plans,


feet that make haste to run to evil,


a false witness who breathes out lies,


and one who sows discord among brothers.”

Proverbs 6:16 — 19

My prayer: LORD, I want love what You love and hate what You hate. Help me to love the sinner and hate the sin. To love myself and hate the sin entrenched in my old man, my flesh. I know love wins and You are love. Amen!

Remove the hate

Amen. The answer is clear. There is unity in Christ’s love.

Apart from that, there is NO hope. Indifference and tolerance at best.

John 3:19 “And this is the verdict: The Light has come into the world, but men loved the darkness rather than the Light because their deeds were evil. 20Everyone who does evil hates the Light, and does not come into the Light for fear that his deeds will be exposed. 21But whoever practices the truth comes into the Light, so that it may be seen clearly that what he has done has been accomplished in God.”

Isaiah 5:20
“Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who turn darkness to light and light to darkness, who replace bitter with sweet and sweet with bitter.”

Only the Spirit of God by His Word can turn true hate into true love. May all who are in darkness hear and heed this:
For the word of God is living and active.

Hebrews 4:12-13 “For the word of God is living and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it pierces even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow. It judges the thoughts and intentions of the heart. 13Nothing in all creation is hidden from God’s sight; everything is uncovered and exposed before the eyes of Him to whom we must give account.”

Yes, the truth shall set us free by the love of Jesus.
And John 3:16 is a great example of that. While at the same time, we are not to be part of darkness. The IN but not OF the world thing.

Like coldness is the absence of heat, hate lacks love; the supernatural kind we all need.

Abraham Lincoln said the best way to get rid of an enemy is to make him a friend. That’s easier said than done but a noble pursuit nonetheless.

God help us!