“From Your precepts I get understanding; therefore I hate every false way” (Psalm 119:104). We can learn something very important from this verse. Christians often think that their feelings are beyond their control. But this verse teaches us how we can direct our emotions and affections. David says here that the understanding he learned from God’s word produced in him a hatred of evil. Hate is a very strong emotion. Filling our hearts and minds with God’s word will direct this strong affection in right ways; it will produce a hatred of evil. So we see that we are not helpless victims of the whims of our feelings. This is one reason daily reading Scripture is so vital.