I Hate Fake

Read Romans 12:9

I hate fake. I’ll just put that out there. I’m not interested in hanging with people who put on pretense, conceal facts, intentions or feelings. Here we see that love should never do that, it should never be fake, phony or disingenuous. In fact, according to the implications of this verse, that fake garbage is equivalent to evil and we’re to abhor (655) apŏstugĕō, “utterly detest” it! So, I’m not in the wrong saying I hate fake (in case you were tempted to judge). I particularly hate fake love. The kind that’s after something, whether it be for personal glory, or acquiring something from another, I hate it. Don’t pretend to be my friend. I pray my Father will always open my eyes to see the wolves in sheep’s clothing trying to get close. Instead of dealing with that nonsense I want to cleave (2853) kŏllaō, “glue and stick to” that which is good. I want this tree to be good (Matthew 12:33) and bring forth a treasure of good (Matthew 12:35) for those I meet. Yeah, I definitely want to superglue myself to the King that I might hear, “well done…” (Matthew 12:35). Jesus tells us to do good for the poor (Mark 14:7) and those who hate us (Luke 6:27). He calls time spent at His feet good too (Luke 10:42). He’s the Good Shepherd. Cleave, friend, cleave (John 10:11 & 14).

Father, help us differentiate evil from good, wolf from sheep. Empower us to stick to You, immovable. We beg this in Jesus’ Name. Amen.

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