Sunday, December 4, 2016

God’s Hatred and Cruelty

You have trodden down all them that err from your statutes,
for their deceit is falsehood.  You put away all the wicked
of the earth like dross; therefore, I love your testimonies.”
Psalm 119:118–119

God is not intimidated by human social fads.  Even when, as in our culture now, men begin to imagine that hatred and cruelty is contrary to God’s nature and ways, God continues to hate certain people (Ps. 11:5) and to be very cruel when justice demands cruelty (Isa. 13:9).
I love God for hating what He hates, and for being cruel when He is cruel.  His hatred and His cruelty are good; they are perfect.
David went on in Psalm 119 to say this: “My flesh trembles for fear of you, and I am afraid of your judgments” (Ps. 119:120).  David was wise; he humbled himself to fear God and His righteous judgments rather than pretend there is no need to fear God, since He does not hate and will never be cruel.

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