“Let love be without hypocrisy. Abhor what is evil.
Cling to what is good.” Romans 12:9
True love is sincere. Love without hypocrisy is love that is not two-faced. This is the love that we must have for others, especially those who love God.
The person who loves God must abhor, or deeply hate, what is evil. We must not desire to have anything to do with things that do not please God. We should not want to watch movies or play video games that make evil look good or fun.
The person who loves God must hold tightly to what is good. We let the evil go out of our lives but hold onto good things like a person in the middle of the sea holds onto his life vest. We should never let what is good become lost to us.
Some people do the opposite of what Paul commands: they love what is evil and hate what is good. There are some people that cannot sleep until they have thought up something evil to do (Micah 2:1) and want to wake up early to do evil (Prov. 1:10-16).
They do not have true love for others but only act like they love those who can give them something. We must stay away from these people because they do not care about us and will only bring us harm.
Let your love be true, love good and hate evil.
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