Behave Like a Christian

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

Romans 12:9

Why, when this verse is crystal clear, do we constantly insist on doing just the opposite?

We insist on “clinging to” our sins of vanity, greed, disobedience, lust, glutony, hatred, lying, etc., while we “abhor” or hate what is right and good – God’s way – modesty, generosity, obedience, purity, moderation, love, honesty, etc.

Again, we try to “justify” our actions, either by comparison (I’m not as bad as “so and so”.), or by blatantly trampling arrogantly on the precious sacrifice of Jesus Christ.

This is one verse that clearly gives Christians wisdom in everyday decisions.  There is no room here for “tolerance” of sin in any way, shape, or form.

This concept is clearly seen in this analogy:

You are hungry, you haven’t eaten in days, and you are offered 2 plates with food on them.

One has moldy, rotten food on it, and the other, a perfectly cooked steak, baked potato, and bread.  The choice is obvious.

Yet, although sin and it’s consequences are as repulsive as rotten food, we choose it and “throw away” what would be nourishing and satisfying.

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