These six things doth the Lord hate: yea, seven are an abomination unto him:
The Desolation of Abominations
And when ye shall see Jerusalem compassed with armies, then know that the desolation thereof is nigh.
A Proud Look ..
Doth our law judge any man, before it hear him, and know what he doeth? An high look, and a proud heart, and the plowing of the wicked, is sin.
He is proud, knowing nothing, but doting about questions and strifes of words, whereof cometh envy, strife, railings, evil surmisings, Perverse disputings of men of corrupt minds, and destitute of the truth, supposing that gain is godliness: from such withdraw thyself. For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast.
Let nothing be done through strife or vainglory; but in lowliness of mind let each esteem other better than themselves.
A Lying Tongue ..
I have not written unto you because ye know not the truth, but because ye know it, and that no lie is of the truth.
The anointing which ye have received of him abideth in you, and ye need not that any man teach you: but as the same anointing teacheth you of all things, and is truth, and is no lie, and even as it hath taught you, ye shall abide in him.
Wherefore if ye be dead with Christ from the rudiments of the world, why, as though living in the world, are ye subject to ordinances, (Touch not; taste not; handle not; Which all are to perish with the using;) after the commandments and doctrines of men?
Ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God’s; and be not ye the servants of men.
Hands that Shed Innocent Blood .. Have we not all one father? Hath not one God created us? Why do we deal treacherously every man against his brother, by profaning the covenant of our fathers?
Thou hast ordained them for judgment; and, thou hast established them for correction: for wherein thou judgest another, thou condemnest thyself; for thou that judgest doest the same things.
In the day of prosperity be joyful, but in the day of adversity consider: God also hath set the one over against the other, to the end that man should find nothing after him. He causeth it to come, whether for correction, or for his land, or for mercy. For thou, O Lord, hast done as it pleased thee. For thou hast created all things, and for thy pleasure they are and were created. Have hope toward God that there shall be a resurrection of the dead, both of the just and unjust. For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them. And to make all men see what is the fellowship of the mystery, which from the beginning of the world hath been hid in God, who created all things by Jesus Christ. And that ye put on the new man, which after God is created in righteousness and true holiness. For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him.
Lie not one to another, seeing that ye have put off the old man with his deeds; And have put on the new man, which is renewed in knowledge after the image of him that created him: Where there is neither Greek nor Jew, circumcision nor uncircumcision, Barbarian, Scythian, bond nor free: but Christ is all, and in all.
Put on therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, bowels of mercies, kindness, humbleness of mind, meekness, longsuffering; Forbearing one another, and forgiving one another, if any man have a quarrel against any: even as Christ forgave you, so also do ye. And above all these things put on charity, which is the bond of perfectness. And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to the which also ye are called in one body; and be ye thankful.
A Heart that Deviseth Wicked Imaginations .. Do ye imagine to reprove words, and the speeches of one that is desperate, which are as wind? Which imagine mischiefs in their heart; continually are they gathered together for war. Deceit is in the heart of them that imagine evil: but to the counsellors of peace is joy.
Let none of you imagine evil against his brother in your heart.
Feet that be Swift in Running to Mischief .. The spirit lifted me up, and brought me unto the east gate of the Lord’s house, which looketh eastward: and behold at the door of the gate five and twenty men … Then said he unto me, Son of man, these are the men that devise mischief, and give wicked counsel in this city: Which say, It is not near; let us build houses: this city is the caldron, and we be the flesh.
But this I say, brethren, the time is short: it remaineth, that both they that have wives be as though they had none; And they that weep, as though they wept not; and they that rejoice, as though they rejoiced not; and they that buy, as though they possessed not; And they that use this world, as not abusing it: for the fashion of this world passeth away.
And why call ye me, Lord, Lord, and do not the things which I say?
A False Witness that Speaketh Lies ..
The things of God knoweth no man, but the Spirit of God. As the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned.
Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter! When their judges are overthrown in stony places, they shall hear my words; for they are sweet.
This then is the message which we have heard of him, and declare unto you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all.
Stand in awe, and sin not: commune with your own heart upon your bed, and be still. Selah. Wait on the Lord: be of good courage, and he shall strengthen thine heart: wait, I say, on the Lord. He healeth the broken in heart, and bindeth up their wounds.
When wisdom entereth into thine heart, knowledge is pleasant unto thy soul. Let not mercy and truth forsake thee: bind them about thy neck; write them upon the table of thine heart.
The word is nigh thee, even in thy mouth, and in thy heart: that is, the word of faith, which we preach.
And the Lord said, Who then is that faithful and wise steward, whom his lord shall make ruler over his household, to give them their portion of meat in due season?
Thus shall ye say every one to his neighbour, and every one to his brother, What hath the Lord answered? And, What hath the Lord spoken?
He that Soweth Discord Among Brethren .. Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap. For the kingdom of God is not in word, but in power.
Hate the evil within yourself, love the good in others and, thereby, establish true judgment in the gate.
Amos 5:15a (par.)
The fear of the Lord is to hate evil: pride, and arrogancy, and the evil way, and the froward mouth, do I hate. For I the Lord love judgment, I hate robbery for burnt offering; and I will direct their work in truth, and I will make an everlasting covenant with them.
Thou shalt not hate thy brother in thine heart: thou shalt in any wise rebuke thy neighbour, and not suffer sin upon him.
Thou shalt not do so unto the Lord thy God: for every abomination to the Lord, which he hateth, have they done unto their gods; for even their sons and their daughters they have burnt in the fire to their gods.
Neither shalt thou set thee up any image; which the Lord thy God hateth.
Shall even he that hateth right govern? And wilt thou condemn him that is most just? The Lord trieth the righteous: but the wicked and him that loveth violence his soul hateth.
Howbeit I sent unto you all my servants the prophets, rising early and sending them, saying, Oh, do not this abominable thing that I hate. But they hearkened not, nor inclined their ear to turn from their wickedness, to burn no incense unto other gods. They hate him that rebuketh in the gate, and they abhor him that speaketh uprightly.
And I say unto you, That whosoever is angry with his brother without a cause shall be in danger of the judgment: and whosoever shall say to his brother, Raca, shall be in danger of the council: but whosoever shall say, Thou fool, shall be in danger of hell fire. He that receiveth whomsoever I send receiveth me; and he that receiveth me receiveth him that sent me.
He that hateth me hateth my Father also. If I had not done among them the works which none other man did, they had not had sin: but now have they both seen and hated both me and my Father. But this cometh to pass, that the word might be fulfilled that is written in their law, They hated me without a cause.
© 2007 by Joyce C. Lock,
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