Can you say you love Torah? Would you say you hate those who are double-minded.
I would say I am frustrated by those who change their mind over and over, but I would not say I hate them. “I mean, pick a lane. Do you want a taco or a beef burrito? Move along here. We got places to go. People to see.” Right?
But I think, as the entire subject of the longest Psalm is Yah’s Torah and righteous living, this double-mindedness is in regards to God’s Ways. In many ways, the double-minded are worse than the ignorant, or the depraved soul.
Maybe that should give us some perspective on this principle.
So—because you are lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I am about to vomit you out of My mouth;Revelation 3:16 ISV
I do prefer the term “spew” but “vomit” works.
Again, Torah is the key
The hate, if you will, is directed toward those who are double-minded or half-hearted toward God’s Law, His Torah.
As it is written, Jacob have I loved, but Esau have I hated.Romans 9:13
This can be a confusing concept at first. But, keep in mind two things. 1. Yah is sovereign. 2. Our contemporary definitions are often somewhat off from original context.
However, you will see that this word “hate” is used more in scripture than we often want to admit.
Here’s My Takeaway
Yah spells it out for us clearly in His word that our part of the covenant is to obey His word. I go so far as to say, “obey His Torah.” If we choose to disobey, He can choose to reject (hate) us as he did Esau.
Now… Let me share a good video with you. This ministry does a good job on several subjects. I haven’t seen them all but this one gives, I think, a good perspective on the issue at hand.
As we know, God Is Love. But God can also choose. He can disfavor. He can reject (and He does). Often rejection helps bring us back to His home, under His loving arms of forgiveness. Torah, however, is a huge reason for His choosing (or hating). Even His special seed, Israel, was rejected for a season as they strayed from His Torah.
Let us choose Torah. Let us choose favor. Let us reject evil, even flee from it, to embrace, and run to, His instructions.
Father in Heaven. I love you and thank you for bringing me back into your arms with grace, with compassion, with joy as I turned (shuva) from my evil. Help me to love what you love and hate what you hate. Amen
Do you love what God loves?