Love must be sincere. Hate what is evil; cling to what is good. Romans 12:9
A story is told of a Queen who was interviewing Royal coach drivers. She asked, “how close to the edge of a cliff do you think you can safely drive?” After several confident and bold drivers gave measurements in the inches, one driver responded, “Your highness, I will make it a point to drive as far away from the edge as I can.”
I think we are very similar to the other drivers. We sometimes ask, “how close can I get to a sin without actually sinning?” when the question we need to be asking is, “how far away from sin can I stay?
Hating evil and the consequences of sin is a big step in the right direction.
Perhaps we need to ask God to help us hate, abhor, and detest sin and evil.