Sunday, October 13
God hates sin. Period.
But why does hate sin? Sin goes against and is opposite of his nature.
Psalm 5: says that God hates sin and that he takes no pleasure in wickedness.
He hates sin because he is Holy of all his attributes, his holiness is above everything else.
God hates sin because it separates us from him.
Isaiah 59:2 says
“But your iniquities have separated you from your God, your sins have hidden his face from you, so that he will not hear.”
What was it that separated Adam and Eve from God in the Garden of Eden? Sin right?
God hates sin because of its deceitfulness.
God hates sin because it blinds us to the truth.
Sin has consequences which many people seem to disregard.
Galatians 6:7 says “Do not be deceived, God will not be mocked.”
We can sin, but believe me someday the bill will be sent out and we will have to pay it.
God hates sin because unfettered, unrepented, unforgiven sin will eventually destroy us.
It is a barrier to full life with God.
God hates sin because it causes us to love it, more that we love God.
In Like 16:13 Jesus said “NO man can serve two masters. Every day we choose between sin and God.
No wonder God hates sin.
The Bible never says that God hates the sinner, if he did then John 3:16-17 would never have been necessary.
If God hated mankind, he never would have given his Son Christ Jesus to give his life for us.
Romans 3:23 “For while we were yet sinners, Christ dies for us.
Praise God that de did.
With all this being said, our test today appears to indicate that God hates sin, he despises it and there are some that he detests above others. These are heart motives and matters of an individual. Now, you may say, sin is sin, yes I agree, but according to Solomon six are really hated and God looks at them as an abomination.
The word abomination means to cause disgust and hatred.
Let’s look at them:
Solomon points right at our hearts and our thoughts.
1st arrogance and pride Philippians 2:3 “Let nothing be done through strife or vainglory; but in lowliness of mind let each esteem other better than themselves.”
God does not bless egos nor narcissistic personalities and actions.
Ask Satan how God dealt with him over his pride and arrogance.
Isaiah 14:12-15 “How art thou fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! how art thou cut down to the ground, which didst weaken the nations! 13 For thou hast said in thine heart, I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God: I will sit also upon the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the north: 14 I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the most High. 15 Yet thou shalt be brought down to hell, to the sides of the pit.”
Pride always comes before the fall.
2nd A Lying tongue
The Lord despises liars. Those willingly lies to harm others. Gossiping and backbiting fall into this category.
The tongue can compliment a friend or flatter a person, you best tell the truth.
In John 8:44 Jesus told the Pharisees that the devil was their father and that he is the father of lies.
“Loose lips sink ships””
Loose lips are a sin that God hates.
3rd Hands that shed innocent blood. This is cold blooded murder. Premeditated shedding of innocent blood.
Gun, knife, bat, poisoning you name the implement. The implement didn’t shed the blood the human being using it did.
The wheels of God’s justice grind slowly.
Abortion falls into this category like it or not it’s the taking of innocent blood.
God despises it.
We are to defend the blood of the innocents.
4th A heart that devises wicked schemes.
This is conniving evil against another person or persons.
A conniving mind seeking others demise coming up with schemes to get even and hurt another person.
The Lord said vengeance is mine, I shall repay.
God hates a sneaky, vengeful mind.
5th Feet that are quick to rush into evil.
This is when a person just waits to jump n when evil is happening.
When someone is down, they enjoy rubbing it in or kick them around mind, body and soul.
This is a person that doesn’t run away from sin, they run to it and engage in it.
God hates that.
6th A tongue that bears false witness.
This is different than just a lying tongue.
This is a form of lying that can ruin lives, send an innocent person to prison, destroy marriages and relationships etc.
God despises this.
The last of the 7 things listed by Solomon is a heart within a confessing Christian that willingly and purposefully stirs up trouble.
God will not bless a heart of the division.
I believe this sin is listed last for a reason, because it very well invokes the other 6.
Pride, lies, verbal shedding, and ruining of people, devising plans aimed at hurting a person or a church body, intentionally sinning to get their way, the bearer of false witness.
God hates sin, all sin. The 7 things that God hates will eventually cause just about every sin known to man to be committed.