Psalm 97:10

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 NASB

We are called to hate that which is evil.  We live in a world and culture in which the things of wickedness are glorified.  As we seek Christ each day we become more and more aware of the wickedness of the world.  We are called to be set apart in the world.  In God’s word the works of the flesh and the fruit of the Holy Spirit is clearly presented and we are called to seek first God’s kingdom and His righteousness.  As we walk with the Lord each day the Lord is continuing to refine us and to prune us.  Those the Father loves He prunes and as we walk each step of this journey the Lord is continually cutting away the things of our fleshly nature and replacing them with His nature and His character.