Abomination: something regarded with disgust or hatred: something abominable: extreme disgust and hatred: loathing.
Did you know that practicing Homosexuality is only one of the ‘many Sins’ that are considered an Abomination to the LORD? Most of these Abominations are recorded in the book of Proverbs. In these Last Days, many Pastors behind the Pulpits do not like to talk about Sin or the Consequences thereof, much less ‘preach and teach’ on things that are Detestable to our LORD GOD and KING!
Whether people like to ‘talk and learn’ about these things is irrelevant! Needless to say, it is imperative and ultimately important that we ‘learn and understand’ what our LORD Hates in order for us not to practice these things and become Detestable to Him through ignorance! On that note, let us read for ourselves from GOD’S HOLY WORD concerning what He Loathes, Despises, Detests, and Hates.
Proverbs 15:26 “The thoughts of the wicked are an abomination to the LORD: but the words of the pure are pleasant words.”
Proverbs 28:9 “He that turneth away his ear from hearing the law, even his prayer shall be abomination.”
Proverbs 16:5 “Every one that is proud in heart is an abomination to the LORD: though hand join in hand, he shall not be unpunished.”
Proverbs 12:22 “Lying lips are abomination to the LORD: but they that deal truly are his delight.”
Furthermore, Despicable and Detestable things like Witchcraft, Occult Practices, and Idolatry are clear abominations to the LORD! Impurity, Ungodly Sexual Relations, and Immorality are things that our LORD Detests as well! Cross Dressing, Wickedness, and Unfair Business Dealings are on GOD’S ‘Loathing List’ too!
These ‘Evil Acts’ are Detestable to our LORD because He knows that they are Detrimental to our ‘Spiritual Health’ and will bring about ‘Devastating Consequences’ to our lives! Here are some verses from other books in the Bible that record more Abominations to our LORD GOD ALMIGHTY.
Deuteronomy 22:5 “The woman shall not wear that which pertaineth unto a man, neither shall a man put on a woman’s garment: for all that do so are abomination unto the LORD thy God.”
Leviticus 18:22 “Thou shalt not lie with mankind, as with womankind: it is abomination.”
Galatians 5:19-21 “Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are [these]; Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness, Idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies, Envyings, murders, drunkenness, revellings, and such like: of the which I tell you before, as I have also told [you] in time past, that they which do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God.”
1 Corinthians 6:9-11 “Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the kingdom of God? Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, not adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind, Nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners, shall inherit the kingdom of God. And such were some of you: but ye are washed, but ye are sanctified, but ye are justified in the name of the Lord Jesus, and by the Spirit of our God.”
From gotquestions.org: What is an abomination?
From idolatry to unfair scales to ungodly sexual relationships to wickedness of various kinds, abominations separate people from God. Really, all sin (missing the mark of God’s perfection) can be considered an abomination. All sin separates us from God and is detestable to Him (Romans 3:23; 6:23; Proverbs 15:9). God’s hatred of sin makes Christ’s sacrifice on the cross all the more remarkable. It was at the cross that “God made him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God” (2 Corinthians 5:21). As He suffered and died for our sin, Jesus could identify with the psalmist: “I am a worm and not a man, scorned by everyone, despised by the people” (Psalm 22:6). Jesus took our abominations upon Himself and gave us the gift of His righteousness in return. All who put their trust in Him will be saved. – Source
As we can see, Sin is a ‘very serious issue,’ and when the LORD makes a point to ‘name certain ones’ as an Abomination to Him, then we would be ‘very Wise’ to take notice! This is why it is important to Confess our Sins not only to one another (so that we can Pray for one another), but it is even more important that we Confess our Sins to our HEAVENLY ABBA FATHER on a daily basis! This is to maintain a ‘close and unbroken fellowship’ with Him!
Proverbs 6:16-19 “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 11:20 “They that are of a froward heart [are] abomination to the LORD: but [such as are] upright in [their] way [are] his delight.”
Proverbs 17:15 “He that justifieth the wicked, and he that condemneth the just, even they both [are] abomination to the LORD.”
Proverbs 15:8 “The sacrifice of the wicked [is] an abomination to the LORD: but the prayer of the upright [is] his delight.”
A True Christian will want to be Pleasing to ALMIGHTY GOD, just like the words of King David: “May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be pleasing in thy sight, O LORD.” A True Christian will in no way want to be Displeasing or even ‘remotely resemble’ any Abominable acts in the Eyes of our LORD!
The way we can do this is by studying GOD’S WORD to show ourselves approved unto Him. By caring to learn what He likes and what He does not like, we are showing Reverence to Him and His Word. Those who obey Him will in no wise be Displeasing or an Abomination to Him. Thank You, Lord!
Until next time… Maranatha!
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