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I Hate and Despise Falsehood, but I Love Your Law

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“From Your precepts I get understanding, therefore I hate every false way.” (Psalm 119:104)

“Therefore I esteem right all Your precepts concerning everything, I hate every false way.” (Psalm 119:128)

“I hate and despise falsehood, but I love Your law.” (Psalm 119:163)

“A righteous man hates falsehood.” (Prov. 13:5).

“Who may ascend into the hill of the LordAnd who may stand in His holy place? He who has . . . not lifted up his soul to falsehood.” (Psalm 24:3-4).

Christians must be people who hate lies, deceit and falsehood. We must not merely dislike it or reject it or have a sensibility against it. We must hate it. And how do we come to recognize falsehood? Our starting place, our standard, must be the word of God.

Thus, for example, when God says, “male and female he created them,” we see that this is truth, and see that we must hate all falsehoods that attempt to mar, distort, blunt or outright reject this truth, no matter how nuanced or with what “complexity” they come to us. We will no doubt have to grapple with practical realities, but we must do so with a love for the truth as revealed by God and a hatred of every false way.

-D

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Written by Michael Duenes

November 12, 2015 at 4:37 am

Posted in Duenes, Epistemology

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