“Let those who love the Lord hate evil, for he guards the lives of his faithful ones and delivers them from the hand of the wicked.” – Psalm 97:10
I own a double edged knife. It has two very sharp edges and cuts smoothly on both sides. When necessary this cutting tool can pierce through leather, canvas or wood with little resistance. Though having such a blade is of great value while hiking or camping, it does require extra effort in sharpening. To be efficient, both sides must be equally sharp.
Our spiritual walk is like a two edged knife. We are called upon to love the Lord on one side and hate evil on the other. Some believers go through life with only one side sharpened and have trouble piercing the darkness. To be true to our calling, extra effort is needed for the sharpening of both sides. We are only as efficient as we love the Lord AND hate evil. Both sides must be equally sharp.
Do you love the Lord? Well of course you do, but do you hate evil? Loving the Lord is always out in front as our Christian testimony, but have we nurtured a genuine hatred for the “… sin that so easily entangles”? (Hebrews 12:1) Be a double edged knife today my friend, and pierce the darkness for the Lord.