December 9th, 2018
A Man Often Chooses to Love The Very Things God Hates
Luke 16:14-15 (KJB) And the Pharisees also, who were covetous, heard all these things: and they derided him. 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.
Love can be a fickle thing. There are a lot of false impressions about love circulating in this world. Often a lost or wayward man will love the very things that God hates.
God is not shy about letting mankind know about things He hates. In fact, He has given us many scripture verses to solidify those things God considers to be an abomination. He has also given us many passages which detail everything He loves and cherishes.
Yes, God both loves and hates. You cannot know and appreciate God’s love without knowing about things He despises. For a man, personally knowing the character and perfection of God are key in choosing to esteem those things which God loves and likewise hating those things which He hates.
Choosing to live like a Pharisee is to allow one’s personal exemptions and traditions to interfere with recognizing the solid truths of God. Living in like nature with God is to allow His power and presence to affect and drive your heart and mind in His direction and elect to identify with Christ rather than cozy up to the god of this world.
Justify your life in agreement with the nature of God rather than trying to line up with the shifting opinions of mankind. Only when choosing to stand in agreement with God can a man or woman be rightly justified, both now and forever.