Some want to think that God hates nothing. However, if there is not hate, then what is love, and the apostle John says that “God is love”. Since God is love there must of necessity be some things which He hates, and the Bible in Proverbs gives us seven of them; which seems to cover every gamut of evil in the world.
Hear the wisdom of the ages –
“These six things doth the LORD hate: yea, seven are an abomination unto Him: a proud look, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood, an heart that deviseth wicked imaginations, feet that be swift in running to mischief, a false witness that speaketh lies, and he that soweth discord among brethren.” Proverbs 6:16-19 (KJV)
I preached a seven part series of sermons in 2006 on this and you can find them by clicking on this sentence.
I do not believe I have ever seen a time in my life when there is such a pride and arrogance, especially among leaders. Leaders in the business world, leaders in politics, leaders of Nations; and even leaders in churches who profess to know God and His Son Jesus. With noses in the air they walk around defying God and His Word.
Lies, lies, and more lies are seen. A person can tell a lie until it becomes the truth in their own mind. The lying tongue has intent to deceive and defraud. “Lie” – any statement or act designed to deceive another person, and or harm them, their reputation or possibly even bodily.
There are hands shedding innocent blood. Mothers killing their own babies; before they are born and after they are born. Sons killing fathers; fathers killing sons – sometimes neither are not so innocent blood. Governments killing Christians for sharing the gospel of Jesus Christ. Husbands and wives killing the innocent spouse for insurance money or to get another spouse.
With the heart of imagination men have designs against God, His Word, His people, His land, and His future. “Why do the heathen rage, and the people imagine a vain thing?” (Psalm 2:1). I have news for the ones imagining to overthrow Israel, and set up a quote “Palestinian Nation”. It will not succeed. God’s covenant stands forever. The United Nations will fail. Iran, Egypt, Iraq, Turkey, Russia, Libya, the United States of America, etc. will all fail and fall; but our God and His Word will stand forever.
There are feet that are swift for destruction. Evil feet are feet that move with haste without much thought as to its outcome and destruction of life to oneself or others. Mostly for acquiring material gain. Swift at running to mischief. Looking for the next party; the next drunken brawl; the next adulterous affair. Swift to move toward evil.
A false witness speaks lies in order, usually, to gain for ones self. There is usually a malicious – intent to do harm – cause behind a false witness. Jezebel lied about Naboth in order to gain his vineyard for king Ahab, and caused Naboth’s death (1 Kings 21). Does that happen in courts and politics today? Does that happen in families today? Has that happened to you? Have you been the one who committed the abomination?
Sowing seeds of discord is an act of “terrorism” among families. It does not do any good for churches neither. If it is no good for these then, why would it be good for Local governments, State governments, or federal governments? It is not.
If you will notice all of these are called an “Abomination unto Him”.
There is only forgiveness and eternal life through the One who died on the cross for our sins; was buried taking away our sin, guilt and condemnation; and rose bodily from the grave, and is one day soon returning to set things right in this world and the hearts of men. His name is Jesus the Christ, Son of the Living God.
-Tim A. Blankenship