Learning to Hate: “You have loved righteousness and hated wickedness, therefore God, your God has set you above your companions” Hebrews 1:9. Until I read Andreasen’s Book of Hebrews, pg. 68-9, I didn’t understand the significance of this verse. “A man may resist and even abstain from sin without hating it… a man is to be commended for his resistance but he cannot be said to be safe. Not until he has learned to hate sin, not only to be indifferent to it”. Why can’t just resisting sin be enough? Why do I have to completely hate it? “Resist the devil and he will flee from you” (James 4:7). Yes, he is to flee from us, but what does resisting mean? How can a drug addict learn to hate the drug? How can the porn addict learn to hate porn? How can you and I hate comparing our accomplishments to each other when that’s what the world fosters? Only, only by “be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to…” (Romans 12:2), by Christ can we ever dream of hating sin because we are born steeped in its attractions. Don’t only learn to love, learn to hate as well.