“Do not I hate them, O LORD, who hate you?
And am not I grieved with those who rise up against you?
I hate them with perfect hatred; I count them my enemies.”
Hatred, like anger, can be a holy thing. After reproving the pastor in ancient Ephesus, Jesus told him that there was something about him that was pleasing to God; namely, “You hate the deeds of the Nicolaitans, which I also hate” (Rev. 2:6).
Pray for the wisdom to hate what God hates, and for the power to hate the way God hates. His is perfect hatred.