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Choosing a Side

Do I not hate those who hate you, Lord, and abhor those who are in rebellion against you?  Psalm 139:21 NIV

Photo courtesy of pixabay.We have become tolerant of so much in our society.

People are suffering through homelessness, mental illness, abuse, and other injustices. God hates these things. Standing by and watching them go on around us without action is unacceptable. Nor should we ignore them or become desensitized to them. We need to pray about these situations and step in to stop them. 

When David says he hates what God hates, he is taking a stand against those who are against God. He is choosing what side he is on—God’s side, and he is pledging his devotion to Him. I want my heart to break for the things that break God’s heart, and I want to hate the things God hates. I want to see things of this world as God sees them, so I can trust Him to guide me in what is right.

As believers, we should not ignore the things going on around us that displease God—even if they are considered common. We should serve, pray, and follow God’s lead on how to stand up against the things He hates. We are on His side, and He is on ours.

Ask God to help you see things as He sees them. Then ask Him to guide you in the proper way to stand up against what is wrong. 

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Sarah Lyons

Sarah Lyons is a proud mother of six children, including one-year-old triplets. She loves to use her personal experience in suburban Kansas City and sense of humor to encourage others to read and rely on God’s Word.