We Must Hate Every False Way

The Psalm of the Word: A Study of Psalm 119

From Your precepts I get understanding; therefore I hate every false way” (Psalm 119:104).

The world wants us to be tolerant toward sin and error to the point that we cannot even call anything sin and error. Yet David said that his understanding of God’s precepts led him to “hate every false way.

The same should be true for us. We should “hate every false way” because God hates it. The psalmist wrote elsewhere, “For You are not a God who takes pleasure in wickedness; no evil dwells with You. The boastful shall not stand before Your eyes; You hate all who do iniquity. You destroy those who speak falsehood; the Lord abhors the man of bloodshed and deceit” (Psalm 5:4-6).

Furthermore, we should also “hate every false way” because sin causes souls to be lost. Sin separates man from God (Isaiah 59:2) and “the wages of sin is death” (Romans 6:23). If we understand God’s word, we cannot help but hate what is false.


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