Monday, January 11, 2016

Biblically Speaking - Frowardness

Part 10 in my study on what is abomination in the sight of God.

Many believers have fallen into accepting that which is abomination in the sight of God. Unless we study God's Word to learn His Mind on what is abominable, how will we know to purge ourselves from abomination? Lord willing, I will be posting the fruits of my study on the word "abomination," but feel free to leap ahead of me and study it for yourself. What is an abomination to God?


Proverbs 3:32 - For the froward is abomination to the Lord: but his secret is with the righteous.

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.

The Hebrew words for these two references of "froward" are different but give a similar thought: the first is "to depart, be perverse," the second is "distorted, hence false." While both of these could easily be applied to the lifestyle of sodomites, what other lifestyles could be defined as departing from truth, being perverse or distorted?  Adultery, fornication, lying, stealing, hating, killing, pride...and the list continues. All of these are ways that depart from the lifestyle the Lord Jesus Christ would have us to live ("And he said, That which cometh out of the man, that defileth the man. For from within, out of the heart of men, proceed evil thoughts, adulteries, fornications, murders, Thefts, covetousness, wickedness, deceit, lasciviousness, an evil eye, blasphemy, pride, foolishness: All these evil things come from within, and defile the man." Mark 7:20-23).

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