Daily Bible Nugget #559, Romans 12:9

The Nugget:

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

Rom 12:9 Be sincere in your love for others. Hate everything that is evil and hold tight to everything that is good. (CEV)

Rom 12:9  Love sincerely. Hate evil. Hold on to what is good.  (GW)

Rom 12:9 Your love must be true. You must always turn in horror from what is wrong, but keep on holding to what is right. (Williams NT)

Rom 12:9 Let love be without deceit. Be haters of what is evil; keep your minds fixed on what is good. (BBE, Bible in Basic English)

My Comment:

This being Valentine’s Day, I thought it would be good to share some Proverbs and Quotations I have used over the years with my high school English classes.

Related Proverbs and Quotations:

  1. “When a man sits with a pretty girl for an hour, it seems like a minute. But let him sit on a hot stove for a minute–and it’s longer than any hour.  That’s relativity.”  Albert Einstein
  2. “Where there is no love, put love, and you will find love.” John of the Cross
  3. “True love prays unceasingly.” Fenelon
  4. “Love is always an active concern for the growth and aliveness of the one we love.” Erich Fromm
  5. “Love is the will to fellowship.” Eric Sauer
  6. “How terrible it was to love people when you could not really share their lives!” Willa Cather, in O Pioneers!, p. 210
  7. “I think we shall be very happy. I haven’t any fears.  I think when friends marry, they are safe.”  Willa Cather, in O Pioneers!, p. 262.  [Bob Jones University set, autographed by author.]
  8. “In real love you want the other person’s good.  In romantic love you want the other person.”  Margaret Anderson

At the end of each week I provided a set of questions or writing topics related to the quotations I had shared that week. My students were given the choice to write a composition related to one of the quotations or to use a topic I provided. I also gave them a generic set of directions for writing a “Proverb or Quotation Interpretation Composition.” Students often told me that writing such compositions not only made them think, but even changed the direction of their lives.

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