God is portrayed as a God of love so many times in the Bible that some people do
not see that there are some things that He hates.
God's actions are of love, whether He is chastening His people or whether He is
bringing them out of bondage.
It is hard to think of our loving God hating something, but yet we must realize
that God cannot permit sin in any size, shape or fashion. God HATES sin!
The things that we will discuss in this lesson are all direct sins.
Let's study some things that God HATES so that we can become aware of these things
and remove them from our lives if they are present. Also, by studying these things
we can guard our lives from falling into these sins.
GOD HATES HAUGHTY EYES - V. 16.
Being proud or arrogant.
Luke 18:9-14 - Publican and the Pharisee.
James 2:1-4 - Become judges with evil thoughts.
Racial problems arise from this same sin.
Man has no reason to be proud. We are all saved by the grace of God and not of ourselves.
Humility is a must for the child of God.
I Peter 5:5-6.
GOD HATES A LYING TONGUE - V. 17.
Note that deceit is considered lying.
God would not allow Abraham to continue in a half truth.
GOD HATES HANDS THAT SHED INNOCENT BLOOD - V. 17.
Judas was condemned because he shed innocent blood just by betraying Jesus.
Some crucify Jesus daily by their lives and actions.
Abortion today sheds innocent blood. This is murder.
GOD HATES A HEART THAT DEVISES WICKED PURPOSES - V. 18.
This is a person that sits and thinks of something evil that he might do to someone else.
His priorities are wrong. His whole purpose in life has been missed.
GOD HATES FEET THAT ARE SWIFT IN RUNNING TO MISCHIEF - V.18.
Hoof and mouth disease - gossip.
Some people get joy out of running and telling what they know, or think they know, about someone else.
This is done to make themselves look good in the eyes of others.
Those who do this are wanting to participate in sin.
Let's let people tend to their own business and let them inform the community when something is amiss in their lives.
GOD HATES FALSE WITNESS - V. 19.
False witness can cost a man his life.
False witness was given against Jesus.
GOD HATES THOSE WHO SOW DISCORD AMONG BRETHREN - V. 19.
A person cannot love and sow discord at the same time.
John 13:34-35 - Love binds us together.
Acts 20:29-30 - Discord destroys unity among brethren.
Matthew 12:25 - a divided Kingdom must fall.
John 17 - Jesus prayed for unity.
I Corinthians 1:10-14 - Paul preached unity.
I Corinthians 3:16-17 - If a man destroys the temple (church) of God, his end is destruction.
We must realize that although our God is a God of love, He hates every evil way.
God wants us to keep our lives pure from all of these sins.
Do you have qualities in your life that God hates?
If so, you must remove them before it is too late!