Abhor and Cling

Romans 12:9
"Abhor what is evil; cling to what is good."

These words show us that our affections matter. Loving and abhorring and clinging engage your emotions, or they should. It is easy to act loving and interested outwardly, but to not really care inside. The Greek word hypocrite means actor. It’s easy to put on an act. But we need to ask the Lord to work His grace down beyond our face and our words and our actions, and into our heart and our affections. We don’t just identify and renounce and expose evil. We abhor it and flee from it. We don’t just approve of the good, vote for it, and read about it. We cling to it for life.

Let us confess our apathy to love Jesus Christ and to pursue holiness.


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