God Hates Sin
Construction Zone 3: The Goodness of God
Does God pretend not to see when we sin?
No. God hates all sin because He is all good. Romans 1:18a – For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness.
This Truth Makes
Sometimes it is hard to think about God hating anything, but He does. God hates sin. Zechariah 8:17 – Let none of you think evil in your heart against your neighbor; And do not love a false oath. For all these are things that I hate,’ Says the LORD.”
God could not really be good unless He really hated evil. Why does God hate sin so much? Sin goes against everything He is. He is totally good. Sin is totally bad. Since God is perfection, goodness, justice, righteousness, and peace, He hates all the opposites of those things. The opposites of those things are all sins.
God hates sin because it robs Him of the glory He deserves. God hates sin because of the damage it does to His Creation. God hates sin because He is holy and righteous. If God did not hate sin with all His might, then He would no longer be a truly good God.