Friday, October 23, 2020

What Makes God Angry?

 


What elicits God's wrath and disgust?

According to Scripture, the things mentioned below are abominations to God.

If we love God with all our heart, we are to take heed we are free of these abominations.

As we all know, from ourselves, and how the world is today, we are all reeking in these abominations. Only by following JESUS can we be saved from further damnation.


15 And he said unto them, 

Ye are they 

which justify yourselves 

before men; 

but God knoweth 

your hearts: 

for that 

which is highly esteemed 

among men 

is abomination 

in the sight 

of God.

Luke 16:15 (King James Version)


2 I am the Lord 

thy God, 

which have brought thee 

out of the land 

of Egypt, 

out of the house 

of bondage.

3 Thou shalt 

have no other gods 

before me.

4 Thou shalt 

not make unto thee 

any graven image, 

or any likeness 

of any thing 

that is 

in heaven 

above, 

or that is 

in the earth 

beneath, 

or that is 

in the water 

under 

the earth.

5 Thou shalt 

not bow down thyself 

to them, 

nor serve them: 

for I 

the Lord 

thy God 

am a jealous God, 

visiting the iniquity 

of the fathers 

upon the children 

unto the third 

and fourth generation 

of them 

that hate me;

Exodus 20:2-5 King James Version (KJV) 


16 These six things doth the Lord hate: 

yea, seven are an abomination 

unto him:

17 A proud look, 

a lying tongue, 

and hands 

that shed 

innocent blood,

18 An heart 

that deviseth 

wicked imaginations, 

feet that be swift 

in running 

to mischief,

19 A false witness 

that speaketh lies, 

and he 

that soweth discord 

among brethren.

Proverbs 6:16-19 King James Version (KJV)


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 16:5 King James Version (KJV)


11 To what purpose 

is the multitude 

of your sacrifices 

unto me? saith the Lord: 

I am full 

of the burnt offerings 

of rams, 

and the fat 

of fed beasts; 

and I delight not 

in the blood of bullocks, 

or of lambs, 

or of he goats.

12 When ye come 

to appear 

before me, 

who hath required this 

at your hand, 

to tread my courts?

13 Bring no more vain oblations; 

incense is an abomination 

unto me; 

the new moons 

and sabbaths, 

the calling of assemblies, 

I cannot away with; 

it is iniquity, 

even the solemn meeting.

14 Your new moons 

and your appointed feasts 

my soul hateth: 

they are a trouble 

unto me; 

I am weary 

to bear them.

15 And when ye spread forth 

your hands, 

I will hide mine eyes 

from you: 

yea, when ye make 

many prayers, 

I will not hear: 

your hands 

are full of blood.

16 Wash you, 

make you clean; 

put away the evil 

of your doings 

from before mine eyes; 

cease to do evil;

Isaiah 1:11-16 King James Version (KJV)


11 A false balance 

is abomination 

to the Lord: 

but a just weight 

is his delight.

Proverbs 11:1 King James Version (KJV)


22 Thou shalt not lie 

with mankind, 

as with womankind: 

it is abomination.

Leviticus 18:22 King James Version (KJV)


26 Ye shall not eat 

any thing with the blood: 

neither shall ye use enchantment, 

nor observe times.

Leviticus 19:26 King James Version (KJV)


28 Ye shall not make any cuttings 

in your flesh 

for the dead, 

nor print any marks 

upon you: 

I am the Lord.

Leviticus 19:28 King James Version (KJV)


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.

Deuteronomy 22:5 King James Version (KJV)


9 Know ye not 

that the unrighteous 

shall not inherit 

the kingdom 

of God? 

Be not deceived: 

neither fornicators, 

nor idolaters, 

nor adulterers, 

nor effeminate, 

nor abusers of themselves 

with mankind,

10 Nor thieves, 

nor covetous, 

nor drunkards, 

nor revilers, 

nor extortioners, 

shall inherit 

the kingdom 

of God.

1 Corinthians 6:9-10 King James Version (KJV)


13 The fear of the Lord 

is to hate evil: 

pride, 

and arrogancy, 

and the evil way, 

and the froward* mouth, 

do I hate.

Proverbs 8:13 King James Version (KJV)


15 He that justifieth 

the wicked, 

and he that condemneth 

the just, 

even they both 

are abomination 

to the Lord.

Proverbs 17:15 King James Version (KJV)


25 The graven images 

of their gods 

shall ye burn 

with fire: 

thou shalt not desire 

the silver or gold 

that is on them, 

nor take it unto thee, 

lest thou be snared therin: 

for it is an abomination 

to the Lord 

thy God.

26 Neither shalt thou bring 

an abomination 

into thine house, 

lest thou 

be a cursed thing 

like it: 

but thou shalt 

utterly detest it, 

and thou shalt 

utterly abhor it; 

for it is a cursed thing.

Deuteronomy 7:25-26 King James Version (KJV)


2 Six days shall work be done, 

but on the seventh day 

there shall be to you 

an holy day, 

a sabbath of rest 

to the Lord: 

whosoever doeth work therein 

shall be put to death.

Exodus 35:2 King James Version (KJV)


20 And he said, 

That which cometh 

out of the man, 

that defileth the man.

21 For from within, 

out of the heart of men, 

proceed evil thoughts, 

adulteries, 

fornications, 

murders,

22 Thefts, 

covetousness, 

wickedness, 

deceit, 

lasciviousness, 

an evil eye, 

blasphemy, 

pride, 

foolishness:

23 All these evil things 

come from within, 

and defile the man.

Mark 7:20-23 King James Version (KJV)


32 For the froward* 

is abomination 

to the Lord: 

but his secret 

is with the righteous.

Proverbs 3:32 King James Version (KJV)


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 11:20 King James Version (KJV)


8 The sacrifice of the wicked 

is an abomination 

to the Lord: 

but the prayer 

of the upright 

is his delight.

Proverbs 15:8 King James Version (KJV)


17 Thou shalt not sacrifice 

unto the Lord 

thy God 

any bullock, 

or sheep, 

wherein is blemish, 

or any evilfavouredness: 

for that is an abomination 

unto the Lord 

thy God.

Deuteronomy 17:1 King James Version (KJV)


11 But king Solomon 

loved many strange women, 

together with the daughter of Pharaoh, 

women of the Moabites, 

Ammonites, 

Edomites, 

Zidonians, 

and Hittites:

2 Of the nations 

concerning which 

the Lord said unto the children 

of Israel, 

Ye shall not go in 

to them, 

neither shall they come in 

unto you: 

for surely 

they will turn away 

your heart 

after their gods: 

Solomon clave unto these 

in love.

3 And he had seven hundred wives, 

princesses, 

and three hundred concubines: 

and his wives turned away 

his heart.

4 For it came to pass, 

when Solomon was old, 

that his wives 

turned away his heart 

after other gods: 

and his heart 

was not perfect 

with the Lord 

his God, 

as was the heart 

of David 

his father.

5 For Solomon 

went after Ashtoreth 

the goddess 

of the Zidonians, 

and after Milcom 

the abomination 

of the Ammonites.

6 And Solomon did evil 

in the sight 

of the Lord, 

and went not fully 

after the Lord, 

as did David 

his father.

1 Kings 11:1-6 King James Version (KJV)


10 And all 

that have not fins 

and scales 

in the seas, 

and in the rivers, 

of all that move 

in the waters, 

and of any living thing 

which is in the waters, 

they shall be an abomination 

unto you:

Leviticus 11:10 King James Version (KJV)


13 And these are they 

which ye shall have 

in abomination 

among the fowls; 

they shall not be eaten, 

they are an abomination: 

the eagle, 

and the ossifrage**, 

and the ospray,

Leviticus 11:13 King James Version (KJV)


23 But all other flying 

creeping things, 

which have four feet, 

shall be an abomination 

unto you.

Leviticus 11:23 King James Version (KJV)


42 Whatsoever goeth 

upon the belly***, 

and whatsoever goeth 

upon all four, 

or whatsoever hath more feet 

among all creeping things 

that creep upon the earth, 

them ye shall not eat; 

for they are 

an abomination.

Leviticus 11:42 King James Version (KJV)


NOTES:

*Froward is a person "difficult to deal with; contrary".(Lexico)

**Ossifrage is "an older name for the bearded vulture, a scavenger famous for dropping animal bones and live tortoises on top of rocks to crack them open". (Wikipedia)

***God cursed the serpent that deceived Eve:
14 And the Lord God said 
unto the serpent, 
Because thou hast done this, 
thou art cursed 
above all cattle, 
and above every beast 
of the field; 
upon thy belly 
shalt thou go, 
and dust shalt thou eat 
all the days 
of thy life:
15 And I will put enmity 
between thee 
and the woman, 
and between thy seed 
and her seed; 
it shall bruise 
thy head, 
and thou 
shalt bruise 
his heel.
Genesis 3:14-15 (King James Version)

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Thursday, October 22, 2020

Why Turn to God?

 

How much do you know God?

Have you the heart to know Him?

To seek Him?

To love Him, with all your heart?

Here are verses showing what we can expect from sincerely seeking God:


1. God is our safe haven.

10 The name of the Lord 

is a strong tower: 

the righteous runneth 

into it, 

and is safe.

Proverbs 18:10 (King James Version)


2. God heals our land.

14 If my people, 

which are called 

by my name, 

shall humble themselves, 

and pray, 

and seek my face, 

and turn 

from their wicked ways; 

then will I hear 

from heaven, 

and will forgive 

their sin, 

and will heal 

their land.

2 Chronicles 7:14 (King James Version)


3. God frees us from captivity.

11 For I know the thoughts 

that I think 

toward you, 

saith the Lord, 

thoughts of peace, 

and not of evil, 

to give you 

an expected end.

12 Then shall ye call 

upon me, 

and ye shall go 

and pray 

unto me, 

and I will hearken 

unto you.

13 And ye shall seek me, 

and find me, 

when ye shall search 

for me 

with all 

your heart.

14 And I will be found 

of you, 

saith the Lord: 

and I will turn away 

your captivity, 

and I will gather you 

from all the nations, 

and from all the places 

whither I have driven you, 

saith the Lord; 

and I will bring you again 

into the place 

whence I caused you 

to be carried away 

captive.

Jeremiah 29:11-14 (King James Version)


4. God shows us great and mighty things.

3 Call unto me, 

and I will answer thee, 

and show thee 

great 

and mighty things, 

which thou 

knowest not.

Jeremiah 33:3 (King James Version)


5. God provides everything we need.

33 But seek ye first 

the kingdom of God, 

and his righteousness; 

and all these things 

shall be added 

unto you.

Matthew 6:33 )King James Version)


6. God gives us the wisdom we need.

5 If any of you lack wisdom, 

let him ask of God, 

that giveth to all men 

liberally, 

and upbraideth not; 

and it shall be 

given him.

James 1:5 (King James Version)


7. God rewards the diligent.

6 But without faith 

it is impossible 

to please him: 

for he 

that cometh 

to God 

must believe 

that he is, 

and that he is 

a rewarder 

of them 

that diligently 

seek him.

Hebrews 11:6 (King James Version) 


8. God gives us contentment.

10 The young lions do lack, 

and suffer hunger: 

but they that seek the Lord 

shall not want 

any good thing.

Psalm 34:10 (King James Version)


9. God gives us strength to keep going.

29 He giveth power 

to the faint; 

and to them 

that have no might 

he increaseth strength.

30 Even the youths 

shall faint 

and be weary, 

and the young men 

shall utterly fall:

31 But they that wait 

upon the Lord 

shall renew 

their strength; 

they shall mount up 

with wings 

as eagles; 

they shall run, 

and not be weary; 

and they shall walk, 

and not faint.

Isaiah 40:29-31 (King James Version)


10. God gives us rest and comfort.

28 Come unto me, 

all ye that labour 

and are heavy laden, 

and I will give you rest.

29 Take my yoke 

upon you, 

and learn 

of me; 

for I am meek 

and lowly in heart: 

and ye shall find rest 

unto your souls.

30 For my yoke is easy, 

and my burden 

is light.

Matthew 11:28-30 (King James Version)


Saturday, October 17, 2020

Why is Life So Difficult on Earth?

 


Man and woman have to labor, for most everything. 

Sure, a few people have got it easy.

But many people, all over the world, suffer.

Why is this the case?

Let Scripture take us back into the beginning, where it all began.


1. Man was given everything.

15 And the Lord God 

took the man, 

and put him 

into the garden of Eden 

to dress it 

and to keep it.

16 And the Lord God 

commanded the man, saying, 

Of every tree 

of the garden 

thou mayest 

freely eat:

17 But of the tree 

of the knowledge of good 

and evil, 

thou shalt not eat of it: 

for in the day 

that thou eatest thereof 

thou shalt surely die.

Genesis 2:15-17 King James Version (KJV)


2. The serpent beguiles woman.

3 Now the serpent was more subtil 

than any beast of the field 

which the Lord God 

had made. 

And he said unto the woman, 

Yea, hath God said, 

Ye shall not eat 

of every tree 

of the garden?

2 And the woman said unto the serpent, 

We may eat 

of the fruit 

of the trees 

of the garden:

3 But of the fruit 

of the tree 

which is in the midst 

of the garden, 

God hath said, 

Ye shall not eat of it, 

neither shall ye touch it, 

lest ye die.

4 And the serpent said unto the woman, 

Ye shall not surely die:

5 For God doth know 

that in the day ye eat thereof, 

then your eyes shall be opened, 

and ye shall be as gods, 

knowing good 

and evil.

6 And when the woman saw 

that the tree was good 

for food, 

and that it was pleasant 

to the eyes, 

and a tree 

to be desired 

to make one wise, 

she took of the fruit thereof, 

and did eat, 

and gave also 

unto her husband with her; 

and he did eat.

7 And the eyes of them both 

were opened, 

and they knew 

that they were naked; 

and they sewed fig leaves together, 

and made themselves aprons.

Genesis 3:1-7 King James Version (KJV)


3. God finds out.

8 And they heard 

the voice of the Lord God 

walking in the garden 

in the cool of the day: 

and Adam and his wife 

hid themselves 

from the presence 

of the Lord God 

amongst the trees 

of the garden.

9 And the Lord God called unto Adam, 

and said unto him, 

Where art thou?

10 And he said, 

I heard thy voice in the garden, 

and I was afraid, 

because I was naked; 

and I hid myself.

11 And he said, 

Who told thee 

that thou wast naked? 

Hast thou eaten 

of the tree, 

whereof I commanded thee 

that thou shouldest not eat?

12 And the man said, 

The woman 

whom thou gavest 

to be with me, 

she gave me of the tree, 

and I did eat.

13 And the Lord God said unto the woman, 

What is this 

that thou hast done? 

And the woman said, 

The serpent beguiled me, 

and I did eat.

Genesis 3:8-13 King James Version (KJV)


4. God punishes them all.

14 And the Lord God said unto the serpent, 

Because thou hast done this, 

thou art cursed 

above all cattle, 

and above every beast 

of the field; 

upon thy belly 

shalt thou go, 

and dust shalt thou eat 

all the days 

of thy life:

15 And I will put enmity 

between thee 

and the woman, 

and between thy seed 

and her seed; 

it shall bruise thy head, 

and thou shalt bruise his heel.

16 Unto the woman he said, 

I will greatly multiply 

thy sorrow 

and thy conception; 

in sorrow 

thou shalt bring forth children; 

and thy desire 

shall be to thy husband, 

and he shall rule 

over thee.

17 And unto Adam he said, 

Because thou hast hearkened 

unto the voice of thy wife, 

and hast eaten of the tree, 

of which I commanded thee, saying, 

Thou shalt not eat of it: 

cursed is the ground 

for thy sake; 

in sorrow 

shalt thou eat of it 

all the days 

of thy life;

18 Thorns also 

and thistles 

shall it bring forth 

to thee; 

and thou shalt eat 

the herb 

of the field;

19 In the sweat of thy face 

shalt thou eat bread, 

till thou return 

unto the ground; 

for out of it wast thou taken: 

for dust thou art, 

and unto dust 

shalt thou return.

Genesis 3:14-19 King James Version (KJV)


5. Man is driven out from the garden of Eden.

22 And the Lord God said, 

Behold, 

the man is become 

as one of us, 

to know good 

and evil: 

and now, lest he put forth his hand, 

and take also 

of the tree of life, 

and eat, 

and live for ever:

23 Therefore the Lord God 

sent him forth 

from the garden of Eden, 

to till the ground 

from whence he was taken.

24 So he drove out the man; 

and he placed at the east 

of the garden of Eden 

Cherubims, 

and a flaming sword 

which turned 

every way, 

to keep the way 

of the tree 

of life.

Genesis 3:22-24 King James Version (KJV)


6. The world belongs to the fallen one.

2 Wherein in time past 

ye walked 

according to the course 

of this world, 

according to the prince 

of the power 

of the air, 

the spirit that now worketh 

in the children 

of disobedience:

Ephesians 2:2 King James Version (KJV)


7. But all is not lost -- we have JESUS.

33 These things 

I have spoken 

unto you, 

that in me 

ye might have peace. 

In the world 

ye shall have tribulation: 

but be of good cheer; 

I have overcome 

the world.

John 16:33 King James Version (KJV)


Friday, October 16, 2020

How Did God Create Man?

 



Do you wish to know how God created man?

And eventually, woman?

Let Scripture tell you in exact terms.


26 And God said, 

Let us make man 

in our image, 

after our likeness: 

and let them have dominion 

over the fish 

of the sea, 

and over the fowl 

of the air, 

and over the cattle, 

and over all 

the earth, 

and over every creeping thing 

that creepeth 

upon the earth.

Genesis 1:26 (King James Version)


27 So God created man 

in his own image, 

in the image of God 

created he him; 

male and female 

created he them.

Genesis 1:27 (King James Version)


7 And the Lord God 

formed man 

of the dust 

of the ground, 

and breathed into his nostrils 

the breath of life; 

and man became 

a living soul.

Genesis 2:7 (King James Version)


18 And the Lord God said, 

It is not good 

that the man 

should be alone; 

I will make him 

an help meet 

for him.

Genesis 2:18 King James Version (KJV)


21 And the Lord God 

caused a deep sleep 

to fall upon Adam, 

and he slept: 

and he took one of his ribs, 

and closed up the flesh 

instead thereof;

22 And the rib, 

which the Lord God 

had taken from man, 

made he a woman, 

and brought her 

unto the man.

23 And Adam said, 

This is now 

bone of my bones, 

and flesh of my flesh: 

she shall be called Woman, 

because she was taken 

out of Man.

Genesis 2:21-23 King James Version (KJV)


19 In the sweat of thy face 

shalt thou eat bread, 

till thou return 

unto the ground; 

for out of it 

wast thou taken: 

for dust thou art, 

and unto dust 

shalt thou return.

Genesis 3:19 (King James Version) 


13 For thou hast possessed my reins: 

thou hast covered me 

in my mother's womb.

14 I will praise thee; 

for I am fearfully 

and wonderfully made: 

marvellous are thy works; 

and that my soul knoweth 

right well.

15 My substance 

was not hid 

from thee, 

when I was made 

in secret, 

and curiously wrought 

in the lowest parts 

of the earth.

Psalm 139:13-15 (King James Version)


Thursday, October 15, 2020

Why Are We to Focus on JESUS Alone?


 3 If ye then 
be risen with Christ, 
seek those things 
which are above, 
where Christ sitteth 
on the right hand 
of God.
2 Set your affection 
on things above, 
not on things 
on the earth.
Colossians 3:1-2 (King James Version)


Why is it important we focus on Jesus alone, and not on the things of the world?

In progression (one verse leading to the other), this is what Scripture has to say:


14 I have seen all the works 

that are done under the sun; 

and, behold, 

all is vanity 

and vexation of spirit.

Ecclesiastes 1:14 (King James Version)


8 Be sober, 

be vigilant; 

because your adversary 

the devil, 

as a roaring lion, 

walketh about, 

seeking whom 

he may devour:

1 Peter 5:8 King James Version (KJV)  


12 For we wrestle not 

against flesh and blood, 

but against principalities, 

against powers, 

against the rulers 

of the darkness 

of this world, 

against spiritual wickedness 

in high places.

Ephesians 6:12 (King James Version) 


4 In whom 

the god of this world 

hath blinded 

the minds of them 

which believe not, 

lest the light 

of the glorious gospel 

of Christ, 

who is the image 

of God, 

should shine 

unto them.

2 Corinthians 4:4 King James Version (KJV)


2 And be not conformed 

to this world: 

but be ye transformed 

by the renewing 

of your mind, 

that ye may prove 

what is that good, 

and acceptable, 

and perfect, 

will of God.

Romans 12:2 (King James Version) 


19 And we know 

that we are of God, 

and the whole world 

lieth in wickedness.

1 John 5:19 (King James Version) 


7 Submit yourselves therefore 

to God. 

Resist the devil, 

and he will flee 

from you.

James 4:7 (King James Version)


18 While we look not 

at the things which are seen, 

but at the things 

which are not seen: 

for the things which are seen 

are temporal; 

but the things which are not seen 

are eternal.

2 Corinthians 4:18 (King James Version) 


13 Jesus answered 

and said unto her, 

Whosoever drinketh 

of this water 

shall thirst again:

14 But whosoever 

drinketh of the water 

that I shall give him 

shall never thirst; 

but the water 

that I shall give him 

shall be in him 

a well of water 

springing up 

into everlasting life.

John 4:13-14 (King James Version)


35 And Jesus said unto them, 

I am the bread of life: 

he that cometh to me 

shall never hunger; 

and he that believeth on me 

shall never thirst.

John 6:35 (King James Version)


6 Jesus saith unto him, 

I am the way, 

the truth, 

and the life: 

no man cometh 

unto the Father, 

but by me.

John 14:6 (King James Version)


36 He that believeth 

on the Son 

hath everlasting life: 

and he that believeth not the Son 

shall not see life; 

but the wrath of God 

abideth on him.

John 3:36 (King James Version)


28 Then said they unto him, 

What shall we do, 

that we might work 

the works of God?

29 Jesus answered 

and said unto them, 

This is the work of God, 

that ye believe on him 

whom he hath sent.

John 6:28-29 (King James Version)



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