Let love be without hypocrisy. Abhor what is evil; cling to what is good.
Romans 12:9 | NASB
I’ve heard it said on more than one occasion that “you have to love what God loves, and hate what God hates”. Do you believe that?
I used to say it myself, but the more I think about it, the more I question the statement.
Here’s why: As imperfect as we are, unrighteous and unholy, can we really live up to that statement?
If we truly love without hypocrisy, why are there so many homeless? Why are there so many that take one side or the other because of the color of their skin?
God hates evil, that which drives people to do bad things. We associate evil with people, God doesn’t. God’s not a hypocrite but humanity is.
It’s not people who are evil, but evil that is in people. God told Jeremiah the prophet, “Before you were formed in the womb, I knew you”.
God knows the potential every one of us has because He put it there. He gave us the ability to love without hypocrisy, we just have to act upon it. What a challenge!