A. During the days of Micah the prophet, the leaders of Israel hated the good, but loved evil (Micah 3:1-2).
- Think about Isaiah 5:20
- Think about Malachi 2:17
- Think about Luke 16:15
- How does HE view evil (Psalms 11:1-7)?
- Upon conversion, shouldn’t our point of view have changed (Ephesians 4:17-23)?
II. Body: Think About How Loving Good and Hating Evil Equips Us For Faithfulness To God (Psalms 97:10).
A. If we hated those things listed in I Corinthians 6:9-11, what would that do to someone’s temptation on any of those sins?
- If the saints in Corinth hated the unrighteous [unjust], how would that have changed the problem in I Corinthians 6:1-8?
- If fornication was hated, how would I Corinthians 6:13-7:40 been different?
- If idolatry was hated, would I Corinthians 10:14 and I Corinthians 12:2 have had to have been written?
- If adultery was hated, a son would not have taken his father’s wife (I Corinthians 5:1).
- If I Corinthians 16:13 were followed, and people hated being “soft”, men would not have had to have been told to not be effeminate.
- In addition to the point above, if homosexuality was hated as unnatural (Romans 1:26-27); men would not have been told not to be abusers of themselves with mankind.
- The same logic [hating evil], would have removed the need to teach against being thieves, covetous, etc. (Psalms 101:3, Psalms 119:104, Amos 5:15, and Hebrews 1:8-9).
- He has no pleasure in wickedness (Psalms 5:4-5).
- So, how could we (II Corinthians 6:14-7:1)?
- “Religious” hypocrites (Matthew 23:1-33).
- Consider: Matthew 12:33-34 and Revelation 3:15-19
III. Conclusion: Colossians 3:1-10
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