THROUGH THE BIBLE IN THREE YEARS


DAILY DEVOTIONS

HI!

Three-year-old Karen wanted another piece of chocolate cake.

Her Mom said, "No, Karen; that one you had was quite large."

Karen went off stomping and pouting.

Mom asked, "Don't you love me honey?"

Karen, "Yes, Ma'am. But I don't like you very much right now!"
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SCRIPTURE__________________________________

Rom 12:9
Let love be without dissimulation. Abhor that which is evil; cleave to that which is good.
KJV
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THOUGHT____________________________________

The word "love" is translated from the Greek agape;
meaning affection given as charity, without thought of return.

The word "dissimulation" is translated from the Greek anupokritos;
meaning sincere, without hypocrisy, unfeigned.

The word "Abhor" is translated from the Greek apostugeo;
meaning to detest completely.

The word "cleave" is translated from the Greek kollao;
meaning to adhere, be firmly attached, glued.

The word "evil" is translated from the Greek poneros;
meaning hurtful or malicious.

The word "good" is translated from the Greek agathos;
meaning upright quality, upright morality or upright character.

Permit me to rephrase the verse:
"Let your affection be shown without fakery and without thought of return.
Detest utterly that which is hurtful or malicious;
be firmly attached to that which is of upright morality or character."

Rom 12:10
Be kindly affectioned one to another with brotherly love;
in honour preferring one another;
KJV

Sincere affection is known when it is shown.
And that is the "sign" of the Christian faith to the world.

John 13:34-35
34 A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another.
35 By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another.
KJV

Love ya!
Bruce