by Jerry Vines

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Teach Your Children to Hate (6 of 12)
Proverbs for Parents
Dr. Jerry Vines
Proverbs 6 (Chest of Joash)

We are resuming our study which I have called Proverbs
for Parents. We are seeking to find godly wisdom for
parents to pass on to their children. This morning I
want to speak to you on the subject - Teach Your
Children to Hate. I think it is important for us to
teach our children to hate.

In the 6th chapter of Proverbs we continue with words
for parents to give their children. Verse 1 begins by
saying, "My son." He picks it up again down in verse
3, "Do this now, my son." Down in verse 20 in the
chapter he repeats it again. "My son, keep thy
father's commandment and forsake not the law of thy

Solomon is the author of most of these proverbs. We
know that in answer to prayer, God gave Solomon wisdom
beyond any wisdom this earth has ever seen. He became
the wisest man who ever lived and he sought to pass on
some of God's wisdom to his children.

It is very important for parents today to pass on
godly attributes and godly counsel and advice to their
boys and girls. In that vein I think it is important
for us to teach our children to hate. That may sound
startling to you, but I want to go a step further and
say that the Bible teaches that God hates. That may be
even more startling to you but you will find that in
this chapter.

Verse 16 says this: "These six things doth the Lord
hate: yea, seven are an abomination unto him." That
sounds a little contradictory, doesn't it? I try to
hit the theme constantly about the person of God and
the character of God that God is a God of love. If you
never know anything else about God, you need to know
that God is love. "For God so loved the world that He
gave His only begotten son (the Lord Jesus) that
whosoever believeth in him shall not perish, but have
everlasting life." The Bible says that God is love.

So it sounds a little c ...

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