“There are six things The Lord hates, seven that are detestable to Him” Proverbs 6:16

Psalm 11:5 tells us that “God’s soul hates the wicked”. Ever thought about that? God has the capacity to hate; to find things, even people, detestable.

In modern, western, society, especially in the Church, I think there is sometimes a pressure for us to lose the extremes of true love and hate, and replace it with a bland, politically correct, mind numbing politeness. We neither love nor hate; we tolerate, nod, remain silent. We avoid offering true and full opinions for fear of offence. We shuffle along hoping to avoid the extremes we were actually designed to express.

Yet God is far more extreme; and that’s OK! He loves. He hates. He gushes, get’s hot tempered. He gets jealous for us, passionate even. He dances, hugs, shouts, turns over tables, let’s “zeal consume him”…

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