I'll take a break from the Psalm 119 study to share a little in another study the Lord led me to do this past summer. At camp this year, one of the preachers challenged us to do a word study and see what (Biblically) is abomination to God. We had been discussing sodomy and the recent turn of our nation. It is easy to look at sodomy and say "this is an abomination to God." However, that is not the only abomination in the sight of God (though it is true that sodomy was the only Biblical account of God destroying an entire city for abomination). 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?
The first abomination to God that I detected is sodomy:
Leviticus 18:22 - Thou shalt not lie with mankind, as with womankind: it is abomination.
Leviticus 20:13 - If a man also lie with mankind, as he lieth with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination: they shall surely be put to death; their blood shall be upon them.
The lifestyle that God finds abominable is clearly spelled out here. For more study, Romans 1 marks the progression of a people who adopt this lifestyle.
More on this subject:
1 Kings 14:24 - And there were also sodomites in the land: and they did according to all the abominations of the nations which the Lord cast out before the children of Israel.