Monday, April 4, 2016

Biblically Speaking - Warning for Those Committing Abomination

Part 21 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?

 Warning for Those Committing Abominations
Jeremiah 7:9-11
9 Will ye steal, murder, and commit adultery, and swear falsely, and burn incense unto Baal, and walk after other gods whom ye know not;
10 And come and stand before me in this house, which is called by my name, and say, We are delivered to do all these abominations?
11 Is this house, which is called by my name, become a den of robbers in your eyes? Behold, even I have seen it, saith the Lord.

God does not take lightly to those who claim to be followers of Him living and accepting a lifestyle which He clearly defines as abominable. I am afraid that many people today have the same mindset as in Jeremiah's day: "I am saved--I have 'liberty in Christ'--I can do this." God's Word very clearly defines what is right and wrong in His eyes. He also says, "Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!" (Isaiah 5:20) Instead of accepting what is said to be "good" or "evil," we need to open our hearts to God's Word and search His Wisdom on what is truly good or evil--and live in accordance to His Word on the issue.

Jeremiah 13:27 - I have seen thine adulteries, and thy neighings, the lewdness of thy whoredom, and thine abominations on the hills in the fields. Woe unto thee, O Jerusalem! wilt thou not be made clean? when shall it once be?

Continuing the warning, God reminds us that He sees it all. We can live an outwardly upright lifestyle but if we harbor any of these abominations in our hearts (and our unrepentant attitude), God sees and He will judge, as He is pure and just.

Ezekiel 7:3-4 - Now is the end come upon thee, and I will send mine anger upon thee, and will judge thee according to thy ways, and will recompense upon thee all thine abominations.  And mine eye shall not spare thee, neither will I have pity: but I will recompense thy ways upon thee, and thine abominations shall be in the midst of thee: and ye shall know that I am the Lord.


Kenzi said...

Too true, Amanda! And I'm also reminded of Romans 1 when it says that not only those who commit abomination will be judged, but also those who take pleasure in those who do it. We can refrain from doing what God's says is abomination, but if we delight in those who DO them, we are just as guilty. Thanks for all you've shared in this Bible study series!!

Amanda T. said...

@ Kenzi - VERY true, and sobering!

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