How do you feel about sin? May seem like a funny question but it’s a serious one. How we look at sin and what we feel about it says a lot about whether we will stay away from it or not. Does it bother you? Do you care? Does it effect us? How do we respond to it?
If we want to live for God and be pleasing to Him then we have to feel the same way about sin that He does. He hates it! And so should we.
Proverbs 8:13 says, “The fear of the LORD is hatred of evil. Pride and arrogance and the way of evil and perverted speech I hate.” It should make us mad. Make our blood boil. Want to get rid of it and stay far away from it. Psalm 97:10 reads, “O you who love the LORD, hate evil!” If we love the Lord then we will hate wickedness.
Paul tells us that we are to “abhor what is evil; hold fast to what is good” (Romans 12:9). He also tells us that we are to “abstain from every form of evil” (1 Thessalonians 5:22).
Even though we often look at the man Lot as a bad example, there is one good thing said about him. Peter wrote that Lot was tormented or “greatly distressed by the sensual conduct of the wicked (for as that righteous man lived among them day after day, he was tormenting his righteous soul over their lawless deeds that he saw and heard)” (2 Peter 2:7-8). Is that how we feel about all the sin around us in this world? We should.
Sin is bad. It is ugly. It separates us from God. It leads to Hell. We need to get mad at it. Hate it. Want to get rid of it. Want to help others get out of it. We need to be disgusted at sin. We will only ever overcome sin when we hate it. God hates sin. So should we.
Remember that Jesus Christ the Son of God died on the cross because of our sins. That should cause us to hate sin more and more.