Hate the Evil – Love the Good … by Hannah Erickson

Today’s Passage – Amos 1 – 5 (Click on the references to listen to the audio – click here to view the text from the Blue Letter Bible website)

(Second Milers also read – 1 John 1 – 5; Psalms 106 – 110; Proverbs 22)

Listen to this morning’s Scripture song – Matthew 6:33

Read the “0922 Evening and Morning“ devotion for today, by the late Charles Haddon Spurgeon.

“Hate the evil, and love the good, and establish judgment in the gate: it may be that the Lord God of hosts will be gracious unto the remnant of Joseph.” (Amos 5:15)

I read and re-read today’s passage in preparation for writing today’s post. I had a few different thoughts from the passage I started to write but one phrase kept popping into my head, “hate the evil, and love the good.” That’s it. It’s so simple but I think that it’s often the thing I forget the most. 

Hate the evil.  In the world we live in today there is so much evil. Now more than ever we need to stand up against evil. Evil is destroying our nation and most times I find myself ignoring it or thinking it’s not really “that bad.” As Christians, we need to stop taking sin lightly and start hating it like the Bible commands. 

“Ye that love the Lord, hate evil: he preserveth the soul of his saints; he delivereth them out of the hand of the wicked.” (Psalm 97:10)

Love the good. Yes, we should hate evil, but we can’t forget to love the God. It’s easy to get caught up in all the bad that is happening or the business of life and forget all the good that is happening. Our world is a mess but there is still good. You can find good in the big things like family, friends, people getting saved, etc. but you can also find good in the little things like a sunny day or a smile. So, as you go about your day, look for the good things in your life whether big or small. I think you will find that there is still a lot of good in life to love.

Hate the evil. Love the good.

Sami, Melissa, and Hannah

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Debbie Leatherman
Debbie Leatherman
1 month ago

Good message Hannah. Thx for sharing this

Sami Mears
Sami Mears
1 month ago

Amen Sista!

Cindy Erickson
Cindy Erickson
1 month ago

Great post Hannah! There are so many little things that we can love that we overlook and take advantage of.

C. Stahl
C. Stahl
1 month ago

Great post Hannah. I also love this picture.

Phil Erickson
1 month ago

Great Post!

Sarah Zinni
Sarah Zinni
1 month ago

Thanks Hannah! I needed this today…oh and tomorrow and the next day

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