"You have loved righteousness and hated lawlessness; Therefore God, Your God, has anointed You With the oil of gladness more than Your companions.”Hebrews 1:9 NKJV
One of my favorite descriptions of Jesus Christ is that He loved righteousness and hated wickedness.
Jesus did not just act righteously, He loved righteousness. In His humanity He loved equity, fairness, justice, and upright dealings with others. At the same time He hated wickedness.
Jesus hated sin as sin. We often hate the consequences of sin, even if it seems to be no more than guilt feelings that follow sin but I suspect we seldom hate sin as sin.
“For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God [that is, His remarkable, overwhelming gift of grace to believers] is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.” Romans 6:23 AMP
Father, help me not to act righteously but to love righteousness and have a bitter hatred for sin IJN.