Your eyes are full of hate, forty-one. That's good. Hate keeps a man alive. It gives him strength.
I've often prayed that God would help us to see sin as He sees it, particularly our own sin. If so, we would hate it as we should, and cling to that which is good.
Indeed, we are to "hate evil, and love good" (Amos 5:15; cf. Rom 12:9). That's easier said than done.
We sin because we think we'll find joy there. We sin because we don't really trust God when He says sin is bad for us and obedience is not only to His glory, but our own good.
As such, we fight a half-hearted war against sin, but that should not be. I refer to our elder brother and English Puritan John Owen (1616-83), who wrote ...
“Let no man think to kill sin with few, easy, or gentle strokes. He who hath once smitten a serpent, if he follow not on his blow until it be slain, may repent that ever he began the quarrel. And so he who undertakes to deal with sin, and pursues it not constantly to the death.”
We don't typically think of hate as a good thing, but it is, provided the object of that hate is appropriate.
Love God. Hate sin. You have to hate it, if you're going to stand a chance fighting it.
Hate keeps a man alive. It gives him strength.