I Hate Sin

by adustyframe ~ October 24th, 2016

I’m against sin. I’ll kick it as long as I’ve got a foot, and I’ll fight it as long as I’ve got a fist. I’ll butt it as long as I’ve got a head. I’ll bite it as long as I’ve got a tooth. And when I’m old and fistless and footless and toothless, I’ll gum it till I go home to Glory and it goes home to perdition!” ~ Billy Sunday

When I was a kid, we sang a song in Sunday School, “I hate sin. I hate it bad. I hate sin it makes me mad……” (Hey! I found it online here in case you were dying to listen to it.)

It was a fun little song to drive home the point about how bad sin is.

I do hate sin.

I hate that so many of the stories in the news and this election cycle revolve around sin.

I hate that I have friends dealing with ugly situations because of sin.

I hate that people suffer because of the sin of others (or themselves).

I was thinking of a specific situation yesterday, and thought, “Oh! I hate sin.” My heart was sad. I wasn’t angry or judgmental….just so sad.

The first thing that came to my mind was, “But do you hate your own sin as much as you hate sin in others?”

Do I?

Do you?

I would say that I do….of course. But it’s easy to overlook and let things slide or to say that I don’t even care about something.

My prayer today is that I will hate my own sin just as much as I hate sin in others.

 

Lizzie

1 Thought Shared to I Hate Sin

  1. Judith

    Yes! Your post reminded me of the catechism answer: “hate and forsake it.” As a young person I learned this catechism. Whatever one’s doctrinal beliefs, I think all believers can agree with questions 59 & 60:

    https://www.opc.org/cce/FirstCatechism.html?pfriendly=Y&ret=L2NjZS9GaXJzdENhdGVjaGlzbS5odG1s

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