Evening Meditation 11-12-16

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I hate those who worship worthless idols.
    I trust in the Lord.
I will be glad and rejoice in your unfailing love,
    for you have seen my troubles, Psalm 31:6,7

Hate is a strong word. Is it ever right to hate? Is David describing a shortcoming here or should we join him in the behavior?

5 thoughts on “Evening Meditation 11-12-16

    • I feel like we must learn to separate the idolatry from the idol worship and hate the act and not the perpetrator. this is one of the hardest works I have ever had to do. Some days I do not know how Paul practiced not wrestling against flesh and blood.

      • Well, I’ll give you that, Sir–separating sin from sinner is a humongous task. Some days I glimpse His heart, and see the difference–but the ongoing oppression where I live makes it difficult. I tire of the “blind and lame by choice”–harsh judgment, yes, I confess. I want to scream at them, “don’t you know you were created for better, and MORE??” Because if I, a stupid loser, could wake up and yield to the Lord’s offer to change from glory to glory/little by little, daily–I don’t know why everyone else wouldn’t do the same. But until I can speak with grace and mercy like Jesus, I’ll just have to steer clear…I obey when He says, “take them some soup, a cake”, etc–that’s easy, doable 🙂

      • I agree. It is hard to keep grace with those who will not even raise a finger to fight the sin within but even encourage others to join them. Maybe this is what David was speaking of when he wrote the verse.

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