Influencing culture for the Kingdom

Proverbs 6:16 NIV

‬ “There are six things the Lord hates, seven that are detestable to him:”

 

Right after this verse we get a list of seven things God really hates. You are right to know that God hates all sin. As a matter of fact the only thing God hates is sin. This is a somewhat unique list of sins God hates. They are not for us to judge others by, although Solomon is referring to a specific group in his list. We are to identify and keep these sins from ourselves. The reason these are especially egregious list is because they are sins against others. God loves all mankind and has no patience for those who hurt others intentionally. My greatest struggle with my faith at times is how God can allow children to suffer. Whether through illness, abuse or neglect I hate the source of their suffering with every ounce of my being. I find some comfort in knowing God also has a special hatred for the sin that hurts others. I know it’s hard to picture God hating anything. Let’s stay with detests then. We too need to detest the sin that drove the nails in Jesus hands. We need to confess and repent of those things in our story that go against the very heart and nature of the God who loves men and women. Loves them enough to sacrifice His only sons life for them. Today search your heart, repent of your sin and love others the way your creator does. #BeTheEdge

 

“Search me, God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts. See if there is any offensive way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.” Psalms‬ ‭139:23-24‬ ‭NIV‬‬

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