That may seem like a strange title to a blog post that deals with mostly Christian “stuff”. Most of us will answer, “Absolutely! I hate evil as much as anything.”
I would like to say that I hate evil. The problem is that I would probably being lying.
I think all of us would say that we hate Big Evil. You know what I mean, right? Murder. Slavery. Destruction. You know. Evil that disgusts us.
What about other evil?
Evil that is subtle.
Evil that sneaks into our lives.
Evil that seems fun or makes us laugh.
Evil that we justify.
Evil that, before long, seems to become a part of us and that we feel like we need.
That is the evil that I’m talking about.
Do you hate it?
King Saul didn’t think he was doing anything wrong when he didn’t follow God’s command to destroy everything when he conquered the Amalekites and let Agag live. He justified his actions. He made it ok. He thought he was doing God a favor.
What did Samuel do when he came upon the scene? He hacked Agag to death.
Do you hate evil enough to hack something to death?
Do you hate evil enough to radically remove something from your life?
Not because of legalistic reason.
Because you hate evil.
And you hate evil because you love the Lord.
Do you really hate evil?