“Let love be without hypocrisy. Abhor what is evil. Cling to what is good” (Romans 12:9).
The Apostle John said, “He that loves not, knows not God.” We can say that we love God and others, but talk is cheap. How can we know for certain whether our love is real? How do you know whether your love for others (or even your love for God) is real or not? It is actually not difficult to “pretend to love” someone outwardly while inwardly not caring for them at all. I guess that’s why “true love” is what most people are praying-looking for, though off context, but it is true+
Apostle Paul says we can recognize “true love” by the way we hate evil and cling to good. We are aware that true love requires a deep passion for the truth, knowing it, embracing it, obeying it, and promoting it. Just as God hates evil and loves good, so those who know Him will love (and hate) the same things He does love (and hate).
“True believers find themselves loving whatever the Scripture says is true and good, while hating everything that is false and evil.” Philippians 4:8. On a more practical note, just imagine yourself, not just willing, not only planning, but also considering and making every necessary sacrifices and moves towards loving someone “without hypocrisy,” as the Scripture reminds you today “Let your love be genuine”: Meaning, you must be ‘sincere’ i.e. From your heart, No pretending, being for real.. knowing that love don’t fake. Therefore, don’t fake it! Make it real as the Holy Spirit leads.. Shalom!