An Idea Borrowed

Years ago on a radio program someone shared that they read a chapter in Proverbs every day. Since there are 31 chapters and the longest month has 31 days it allows you to read through Proverbs on a regular basis. I use it as the launch pad for my personal worship time and branch out from there. On this blog I will try to share some of the insights I have in the Word. I will try to organize them in the archive by reference.

Friday, March 11, 2016

An Abominable List

(Proverbs 11:1 KJV)  A false balance is abomination to the LORD: but a just weight is his delight.

What would you say is the worst sin?  I think most people are familiar with the concept of the “unforgivable sin”.  Something that is unforgivable would be pretty high on the scale of sins, or low depending on how you are rating.
(Matthew 12:31 KJV)  Wherefore I say unto you, All manner of sin and blasphemy shall be forgiven unto men: but the blasphemy against the Holy Ghost shall not be forgiven unto men.
I am wondering if “abomination” (8441) isn’t just below that.  I was wondering what might be on that list.  Here we have dishonest business practices.  As I did a search on the word I wondered what I would find.  Here they are in order with their first reference.

    Homosexual sexual practices (Lev 18:22)
    False objects of worship (Deut. 7:25)
    Cross dressing (Deut. 22:5)
    Offerings from illicit sources of income (Deut 23:18)
    Remarriage to a cast off wife (Deut 24:4)
    Being devious (Pro. 3:32)
    Arrogance, lies, murder (Pro. 6:17)
    Offerings of the wicked (Pro. 15:8)
    Justifying the wicked and condemning the righteous (Pro. 17:15)
    Scoffing (Pro. 24:9)
    Prayers of the unrighteous (Pro. 28:9)
    Oppressing the poor (Ez. 18:12)
    Adultery and fornication (Ez. 22:11)

Take your pick.  I am sure that there are many things that we think are terrible are not on the list.  The point though is not to avoid just the major sins but to live in righteousness.

So?  God Takes sin very seriously.  So should we. 

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