Did the statement on the subject line startle you? It was meant to. Nonetheless, it is true. There is a hatred God allows, approves, calls for. Today’s devotional will explain. God bless you.
Because of Calvary,
Psalm 139:20-22 ESV
They speak against you with malicious intent;
your enemies take your name in vain.[a]
21 Do I not hate those who hate you, O Lord?
And do I not loathe those who rise up against you?
22 I hate them with complete hatred;
I count them my enemies.
“We are to love our own enemies, but we are not to love God’s enemies. We are to forgive our personal enemies, but we cannot forgive God’s enemies. That man loves not truth who does not hate s lie; and he loves not the right who has no anger against wrong. We are living in an age in which we are practically told that truth and error are the same, that the devil’s lie and the Divine Revelation may lie down together. If we will not endorse this falsehood, men call us bigoted or dogmatic. Bless the Lord, we mean to be s peat deal more dogmatic than we have been, and to stick even closer to the truth of God than we have hitherto done, if that be possible.”
[Charles Haddon Spurgeon, The Metropolitan Tabernacle Pulpit XLV, (London: Passmore and Alabaster, 1899), p. 84]