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Sunday, July 24, 2011


Romans 12:9

"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.

Daily Grace
Bobbi Craigmyle, Psy.D., BCPCC


Lisa notes... said...

May I learn to cling all the more tightly to the Truth. Thanks for the encouragement.

Pamela said...

Cling...such a great word picture. Even better is clinging to good -- only to good. I love knowing that by clinging to good I am abhorring evil.

Hope you week is full of joy, Bobbi.


Charlotte said...

So true. The more we hate evil and sinful things the less we are tempted to be involved in them. Your prayer is one we should all pray.

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