“I will not set before my eyes anything that is worthless. I hate the work of those who fall away; it shall not cling to me.” Psalm 101:3
Using the perfect tense (“I hate”), David is steady in his hatred. David’s hatred is addressed toward the “work” of the wicked, perhaps leaving room for mercy by the repentant. David’s hatred, however, is for a personal reason. The nature of wickedness is that it is a communicable disease, and if tolerated, will eventually stick to those who give toleration to it (“it shall not cling to me.”). Only persistent care will keep it away.
Today we are warned of contracting a virus that may or may not sicken you, may or may not kill you, and may or may not be transmitted to others. There are many opinions both medical and anecdotal, but the Spirit’s words here have the weight of Divine truth–sin infects others easily, and it condemns the soul that does not run to Jesus Christ for their purification.