True Love Hates

Romans 12:9, Psalm 97:10, True love hates evil
Did you know that true love hates?

It sounds like an oxymoron, but it's Scriptural.

"Love must be sincere. Hate what is evil; cling to what is good." Romans 12:9

"Let those who love the LORD hate evil" (Psalm 97:10).

True love doesn't tolerate evil. In our "judge not"* world, we need to keep this in mind.

God is loving and He hates evil (Psalm 5:5).

If we want to please God, we will also hate evil.

"Carefully determine what pleases the Lord. Take no part in the worthless deeds of evil and darkness; instead, expose them. It is shameful even to talk about the things that ungodly people do in secret. But their evil intentions will be exposed when the light shines on them ... So be careful how you live. Don’t live like fools, but like those who are wise." Ephesians 5:10-15

* To study the "judge not" passage in Scripture, check out the Misunderstandings About Judgment Archive.


  1. Yes, though 1 Cor. 13 is certainly inspiring, I think it's so important to think through what each description of love means as you've done here, Gail. Great post! I hope it inspires many.

  2. I don't know if I've ever told you thank you for all of your wonderful, daily messages, but THANK YOU and God Bless you and yours.

    1. Thanks, Dave. It's always a blessing and encouragement for me to hear this.


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