Romans 12, 9   2 comments

Romans 12, 9

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I.

Love is the chief characteristic of the Christian–his highest commandment–nothing higher.

Let it be the deepest emotion–from the depths of the soul, a strong upsurge of our spirit, genuine with no mere pretense or show.

II.

So love God and the good that you will abhor the evil, it being contrary to God’s holy will.  It harms the soul.  Hate, detest it with horror.  “Ye that love the Lord, hate evil.”  This is one manifestation of Christian love.  O, the horror of evil!

“Enter not into the way of the wicked and walk not in the way of evil men.  Avoid it, pass not by it, turn from it and pass on” (Prov. 4, 14-15.

III.

“Cleave to that which is good.”  Prize it above all else, set your heart on it, seek it earnestly.

Nothing else so adorns and beautifies the life.  His ways are ways of pleasantness and all her paths are peace.

Dwell on it in your thinking, seek it every day.  Do good in all things.  “Overcome evil with good.”

GEORGE WASHINGTON BARRETT

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