I Hate Every False Way
I Hate Every False Way
There are those who love doing evil — and bugging those they see as God’s followers. They purposely lie, cheat, connive, and slander, solely for the purpose of stressing someone else. They love evil because they don’t believe in God or a Judgment Day. Much of that is from a lack of knowledge of the truths of God’s word. They might know a lot about the world and what the world sees as pleasure — but they know nothing about God and the true facts of their lives.
That is one of the many reasons why the writer of Psalm 119 was thankful. The psalmist actually knew God’s word and experienced its trustworthiness. That’s why he was able to say in Psalm 119:160,
The sum of Your word is truth,
And every one of Your righteous ordinances is everlasting.
This psalmist realized that as he studied all of God’s word and saw its truths and goodness in this life, he was seeing the beauty of God’s holiness, righteousness and almighty power. That is why he declared in Psalm 119:104,
From Your precepts I get understanding;
Therefore I hate every false way.
Knowing just how good, righteous, and loving God is gave him the “understanding” of just how awfully ugly and detrimental “every false way” is. That is why we see many Bible verses like the following:
Hate evil, you who love the LORD,
Who preserves the souls of His godly ones;
He delivers them from the hand of the wicked. Psalm 97:10
Hate evil, love good,
And establish justice in the gate!
Perhaps the LORD God of hosts
May be gracious to the remnant of Joseph. Amos 5:15
Let love be without hypocrisy. Abhor what is evil; cling to what is good. Romans 12:9
These are all God’s loving and concerned guidance for every one of us. Seeing how greatly loved we are, we say, “Hallelujah! LORD, thank You for giving us a true understanding of the goodness of Your ways.”
A Christian devotional to glorify the LORD of lords and GOD of gods.
Pray for our country.
The LORD made this day, let us rejoice and be glad in Him.
The word of the LORD is tried;
He is a shield to all who take refuge in Him.
Sing for joy in the LORD, O you righteous ones;
Praise is becoming to the upright.
How blessed are those who dwell in Thy house!
They are ever praising Thee.
Just as a father has compassion on his children,
So the LORD has compassion on those who fear Him.
O give thanks to the LORD, for He is good;
For His lovingkindness is everlasting.
Glory in His holy name;
Let the heart of those who seek the LORD be glad.
Not that I have already obtained it, or have already become perfect, but I press on in order that I may lay hold of that for which also I was laid hold of by Christ Jesus.