"Love must be sincere. Hate what is evil; cling to what is good." NIV
"Let love be without dissimulation. Abhor that which is evil; cleave to that which is good." KJV
To hate and abhor something is to detest with horror. Cleaving and clinging means holding tight, grasping or embracing, being cemented or glued. These words are critical for us in order to keep us on the straight and narrow path to eternal life. The more we hate sin, the less likely we will come near that which is sinful. Likewise, the more we cling to what is good, the more like Christ we will become.
Heavenly Father, please help us to hate evil and cling to that which is good so that we will turn from sin and be more and more like You. In Jesus' name, Amen.
Bobbi Craigmyle, Psy.D., BCPCC