S.O.A.P. Love Day 6

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Romans 12:9 (KJV)

Let love be without dissimulation. Abhor that which is evil; cleave to that which is good.

 

The first part of this verse speaks volumes on how to love like God loves. The word ‘dissimulation’ is synonymous with such words as dishonesty, pretense, deceit, guile and subterfuge. God commands us to love one another unconditionally, without ulterior motives, without trickery, or without lying. The second part of this verse teaches us to hate what God hates. Yes! God hates! He abhors sin and evil. Abhor means to regard with disgust. It means that you absolutely detests, despise or loathe sin and evil.

 

This is beyond feelings of hatred. These are the only things that we are allowed to hate. As Christians, we ought to respond to sin and evil in this manner. Cleave, stick to that which is good like glue. Cleave means to remain faithful. Be faithful in the good. Shun the very presence of evil (1 Thess. 5:22). God will be pleased!

 

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God commands us to love one another unconditionally, without ulterior motives, without trickery, or without lying.

 

Prayer:

Father, in the name of Jesus, teach us how to love unconditionally, without dissimulation. Your agape love is so perfect and sweet that it saves us, forgives us and gives us new mercies daily. Keep our feet and eyes from all forms of sin and evil because it separates us from you. Lord, help us to be faithful in the good things that will bring glory to your name. In Jesus name, Amen!

Written By:

Monique Duell

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