AVOIDING THE CLICHE

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“Hate evil, you who love the Lord, Who preserves the souls of His godly ones; He delivers them from the hand of the wicked” (Psalm 97:10).

For no particular reason, today’s text brought to mind the often heard cliche, “Hate the sin, but love the sinner.” Sadly, it is too often utilized in condemning someone else’s particular sin or lifestyle while ignoring your own. The psalmist has rightly made our sinful predisposition more personal. Thus, to avoid any appearance of stone-throwing, or making someone the object of derision, perhaps we should more accurately and confessionally profess, “I hate my sin, but love my Savior.”

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