Romans 12:9b Abhor that which is evil; cleave to that which is good.

Picture a child sitting at a table with a plate full of his least favorite food in front of him; his palm stretched out toward the plate pushing it away; his face turned away from the plate with his nose turned upward; with the most awful grimace on his face. Now picture on the other side of the table another child one had holding a fork like a shovel, the other holding his plate close, his face bent toward his plate, his cheeks filled like a chipmunk’s, his eyes aglow, with a satisfied expression on his face.

These pictures help us envision the words abhor and cleave. What do you abhor? What do you cleave to? What do you turn away from? What are you drawn to? Christians should not cleave to evil and abhor the good. If you find yourself drawn to the things of this world, while turning away from the things of God, your heart is not right with God. Repent, and choose to abhor that which is evil and cleave to that which is good.

Pastor David Bragg

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