Sunday, August 21, 2011
Selah Sunday - Pausing for God's Word
Christian Behavior (Part 1)
"Let love be without hypocrisy. Abhor what is evil. Cling to what is good."
This kind of love is from a pure heart without impure motives, hidden agendas, and hypocrisy. It's from a good conscience and from sincere faith. "Now the purpose of the commandment is love from a pure heart, from a good conscience, and from sincere faith," (1 Timothy 1:5).
According to webster's dictionary, hypocrisy is the false assumption of an appearance of virtue of religion. The greek word for without hypocrisy is anupokritos (un-oo-pock-ree-toss). It signifies a sincereity void of pretension and without putting on act.
In other words, it's genuine love, not that what's in it for me, stab you in the back, two-face it love. Love is not a role that you play as if you're trying to win an academy award for best leading actress. It's real life. It's non-fiction.
Now this is where we will pause, so you can allow this to take root in your spirit. Next week, we will break down the second part of Romans 12:9.
So, until then,