“The righteous hate what is false, but the wicked make themselves a stench and bring shame on themselves.” (Pro 13:5)
Hate sounds like such a negative emotion and largely that is true. Yet we are called to have a heart after God.
He experiences hate and anger and a righteous indignation, and so should we. It is Ok to hate what is false, to get angry about injustice and sin and the work of the enemy. We are encouraged to be angry yet not sin.
A walk with God in the workplace doesn’t mean we become automatons, devoid of any emotion. We still are who we are. Sometimes we are frightened of our own emotive responses, as if they were purely fleshly and somewhat base. Yet Jesus wept, tossed people out of the temple, and often had a strong word to say to the religious that I am sure wasn’t delivered in a dovelike monotone.
Quick Prayer: I hate what You hate, Lord. Amen.