SATURDAY, JULY 28
Scripture: Romans 12:9
One of the things we need to understand about the prophetic heart is that it is spring-loaded to dislike evil. It is empowered to stand against it. All those who have a prophetic heart can more easily say yes to standing against evil. It feels right to go there, with very little hesitation. But a pastoral or evangelistic heart-motivation is more likely to feel a little uncomfortable making such a stand. In Romans 12:9, we are told, “Let love be without hypocrisy. Abhor what is evil. Cling to what is good.” Do we abhor what is evil? God does. But when we look at the church today, it is so reluctant to abhor anyone, that it seems there is little abhorring of evil. It seems as if abhorring evil has been preached out of the church by love messages. It seems like it no longer exists. Yet, we are commanded to abhor evil. But do we? Do we abhor it to the point that we can take a stand against it? If we do not, we could forfeit the creative miraculous.