Concealment of one’s thoughts, feelings, or character; pretense.
Similar: Pretense, dissembling, misrepresentation, deceit, dishonesty duplicity, lying, guile, subterfuge, feigning, falsification, shamming, faking, bluff, bluffing, counterfeiting, posturing, hypocrisy, double-dealing, concealment, concealing, masking, disguising, hiding, veiling, shrouding.
If we hate that which is evil, we will love that which is good. The two go together hand in hand. You cannot Love God and love Satan; you cannot Love God’s Law and also love the paths of unrighteousness. At least, your heart of hearts and your new nature from the new birth will seek what is truly good; the old nature will seek sin, but the Christian must subdue and overcome it.
And we pray:
Let us, O God, abhor the evil but love the good. Let us turn from sin and turn to holy living. Let us not be satisfied with half measures. Let us not cease to repent any more and rest comfortably at a part-way point. Help us to ever strive after You and fight on, seeking the next great victory in our battle with the old nature. Amen.