Wisdom In Dealing With God's Hate List (2 of 2)
Series: Wisdom In Dealing With God's Hate List
Little John the Baptist
Johnny's Mother looked out the window and noticed him ''playing church'' with their cat. He had the cat sitting quietly and he was preaching to it. She smiled and went about her work. A while later she heard loud meowing and hissing and ran back to the open window to see Johnny baptizing the cat in a tub of water. She called out, ''Johnny, stop that! The cat is afraid of water!'' Johnny looked up at her and said, ''He should have thought about that before he joined my church.''
We are studying God's wisdom when it comes to His hate life. Many people find it hard to believe that God actually hates anything, for we know that He is a God of love. But friends, God hates wickedness, and He loves righteousness! It is like the Chinese sweet and sour soup! There is an element of both sweetness, and sour in that particular soup which gives it a very distinctive taste.
Now what is it that God hates? Well, we have studied verses 16, 17 which state:
16 These six things doth the LORD hate: yea, seven are an abomination unto him:
17 A proud look, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood,
These are numerical poetic devises that were used by the Hebrews to help in memorization. There are six that God hates, but the seventh one God abhors or detests. Last week we saw that God hates a proud look because pride goeth before destruction. There are some people who strut around as proud as a peacock, and they are headed for a great fall! It was pride that entered God's anointed angel Lucifer, which caused him to rebel against God. That eventually led to the downfall of Lucifer, and he became the archenemy of God and was named Satan, or the Devil! Listen to how Isaiah the prophet describes the pride that caused the ruin of Lucifer in Isaiah 14: 13, 14,
13For thou hast said in ...
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