"I was glad when they said…let us go into the house of the Lord." Psalm 122:1
Marie’s daily verse: Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path (Psalm 119:105).DAILY DEVOTION, April 11, 2022Let those who love the Lord hate evil, for he guards the lives of his faithful ones and delivers them from the hand of the wicked (Psalm 97:10).In our text, we discover one of the signs of true faith. Those who truly love God will hate evil. The two concepts cannot coexist. You cannot love God and love to do those things He has declared evil. Those who claim to be Christians while they continue to indulge in their favorite sins are hypocrites. When we know our sins have been forgiven through the atoning death of Jesus, we will hate everything evil. We will quickly repent when we slip back into our old sinful ways.We are then reassured that God will watch over us and deliver us from evil as we pursue faithfulness. So, when you find yourself doing something wrong, do you cry out to God to deliver you? Or do you find some excuse for your bad behavior? Excusing bad behavior is a bad sign. Love for God and tolerating evil cannot coexist. One or the other will become dominant.Father, I pray that my love for you is dominant. As I pursue Your ways, I thank You that You protect me from evil. I want to be a faithful disciple of Jesus. In His name, I pray, Amen.