We must love what God loves, but hate what God hates. We must not have half the gospel for loving the good but we must include in our faith the action of repentance from things that diminish, discourage, distract, and deject the vitality and vision of God in our lives.
If one were to plant flowers but not remove weeds, it would be futility. If one were to drive a car without keeping maintenance, the result would be futility. Likewise, having good morals without also turning away from sin is to miss the face and favor of God.
The book of Proverbs provides principles for the godly to both love God and hate sin.
Characteristics of unbelievers
Proverbs 1:22, 28-29 “fools hate knowledge… They will call upon me, but I will not answer; they will seek me diligently but will not find me. Because they hated knowledge and did not…
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