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More Than Love
by Steve Higginbotham
July 3, 2008

Probably all of us remember of the story of Abraham's intercession on behalf of the city of Sodom (Genesis 18:16-33).  Not only was Abraham unable to find fifty righteous souls within the city, he was even unable to find ten righteous people within the city, so God's judgment was unleashed.

With a slight variation, if I were to ask the question, "Can you find 100 people in your city who love God?" I think you could answer in the affirmative and have little problem finding them.   But now, what if I were to ask, "Can you find 100 people in your city who hate sin?"  Now that may be a different proposition altogether.

I think we could easily find 100 people who love God, but I'm not sure we could find 100 people who hate sin.  Today, our problem may not be so much a problem of "love," but a lack of properly directed "hatred."  Paul said that we should "abhor that which is evil..." (Romans 12:9). 

Friends, learning to love God is easy because of who He is.  Learning to hate sin takes a little more work, but it's work in which we must grow and mature.  Give it some thought.

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