Genuine Love #322

Let love be without hypocrisy. Abhor what is evil. Cling to what is good. (Romans 12:9)

Love (agape) is a deliberate act of will that is real and not pretended. William Barclay described “agape” as “unconquerable benevolence, undefeatable goodwill”. The fact that “God so loved the world” led Him to a superlative act of sacrifice (“He gave His only begotten Son”). God calls on us to set our heart fully upon what God says is “good” and never let it go. God’s word is truth (Jno. 17:17). By it, God tells you what is good (Micah 6:8; 2 Tim. 3:16-17). To “cling to what is good” we must also accept God’s definition of what is “evil”. We must detest sin just as God does. “You who love the Lord, hate evil!” (Psalm 97:10) Genuinely and completely love God. When you do you will obey Him, showing by your actions that you hate evil and cling to what is good.

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