“Let those who love the LORD hate evil” (Psalm 97:10).
Christians do not knowingly love evil. Even when we are tempted by evil we know evil is bad. We do our best to resist temptation and evil. Those who love God hate what evil does in our lives and in our society.
But what happens when Christians are unable to discern what is good from what is evil? What happens when Christians unknowingly love evil and embrace evil? Not because they intended to, but simply because they didn’t know any better?
How can something like that happen?
The devil knows that Christians aren’t going to endorse sin. So, what does the devil do? He makes Christians ignorant of sin and evil.
- How do Christians know what sin is? The Bible tells us.
- How do Christians know how to live a victorious life? The Bible tells us.
So, what happens when Christians don’t know the Bible?
Yup. That’s where we get in trouble. The devil’s greatest weapon is Christian’s ignorance of God’s word.
Reading and studying God’s word is God-honoring work. It doesn’t just happen. You have to be intentional about reading God’s word. And it’s not easy. You have to work at understanding it. Oftentimes, to properly understand God’s word, it means reading commentaries and joining Bible studies where the Bible is clearly explained.
Friends, thank you for spending a few minutes with me, and most importantly, with God’s word every day. May God bless your reading and studying of God’s word.