We see a simple formula being laid out in this verse. Love righteousness and hate iniquity (or sin), and God will increase your anointing and gladness of spirit. A love of righteousness will cause you to walk in obedience to a righteous God and in humble desperation for those who know not the way of righteousness. While hating sin will not only, keep you from compromise but will also give you a boldness to speak against it in the face of all opposition (even as Christ and His Biblical followers did), and an urgency to help others avoid the errors of it. Having these attributes causes you to be trust worthy in the eyes of God of carrying His anointing and doing His work. The more you love righteousness and hate sin, the more God will trust you with greater and greater measures of His anointing. After all, to be trusted to represent Him we must first reflect Him, and God Himself does the same, loving righteousness and hating sin.
“For the righteous Lord loveth righteousness; his countenance doth behold the upright.” – Psalms 11:7
“For thou art not a God that hath pleasure in wickedness: neither shall evil dwell with thee. The foolish shall not stand in thy sight: thou hatest all workers of iniquity.” – Psalms 5:4-5
It is true that God is a God of love (1 John 4:8) and He does not desire that any should parish, but rather that all repent (2 Peter 3:9). However, though God may desire for us to do right, we have the choice to choose not to. Sadly many choose to reject God and thus, by their own actions separate themselves from Him and labor to cause others to do the same. This is the essence of sin and the reason for God’s distain of it. It is a hate born in Love. That of a husband, jealous for his bride, and a father protective of His children. His love for us is so great that He is put at odds with anything that threatens to separate us from Him. Likewise, if we choose to do or encourage (even by acquiescence) anything that would cause others to be separated from Him, then we put ourselves at odds with Him. This is why scripture says, to love the world (and the evil things of it) makes us an enemy of God (James 4:4)
Therefore, let us ever strive to fight against the quenching of compromise and complacency inching us (or those around us) closer to sin and separation from God, while ever stoking the flames of our love for God and His righteousness. Let us not only seek the heart of God asking for His favor and forgiveness, but let us seek to have the heart of God ourselves, asking to be made to love what He loves and hate what He hates. Understanding that the more of God’s heart we hold, the more of His anointing we will carry, and the more glad or appreciate to our spirit will be for His goodness.
“Let love be without dissimulation. Abhor that which is evil; cleave to that which is good.” – Romans 12:9
“But your iniquities have separated between you and your God, and your sins have hid his face from you, that he will not hear.” – Isaiah 59:2
“Ye that love the Lord, hate evil: he preserveth the souls of his saints; he delivereth them out of the hand of the wicked. Light is sown for the righteous, and gladness for the upright in heart. Rejoice in the Lord, ye righteous; and give thanks at the remembrance of his holiness.” – Psalms 97:10-12