what God has to hate

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what God has to hate

Deuteronomy 12:28-31 (JDV)

Deuteronomy 12:28 Be careful to obey all these things I command you, so that you and your children after you may permanently prosper, because you will be doing what is good and right in the sight of Yahveh your God.
Deuteronomy 12:29 “When Yahveh your God eliminates the nations before you, which you are entering to take possession of, and you take possession from them and stay in their land,
Deuteronomy 12:30 be careful or else you will be ensnared by their ways after they have been exterminated before you. Do not inquire about their gods, asking, ‘How did these nations worship their gods? I’ll also do the same.’
Deuteronomy 12:31 You must not do the same to Yahveh your God, because they practice every repulsive act, which Yahveh hates, for their gods. They even burn their sons and daughters in the fire to their gods.

what God has to hate

If you were doing something which God hates, wouldn’t you want to know? God didn’t just on a whim decide to drive out the Canaanites and give the Israelites their land. The inhabitants of the land were committed disgusting, repulsive acts and doing so as part of their religious experience. Child sacrifice was one of those behaviors. God could not stand that. After generations of such iniquity, he decided to eliminate them.

God’s instructions were designed to keep the Israelites from making the same mistakes, and incurring the same judgment. He loves us just the way we are, but warns us not to become what he has to hate. He wants us to live and prosper.

Lord, thank you for teaching us to avoid what you have to hate.

About Jefferson Vann

Jefferson Vann is a former Christian missionary and a candidate for pastoral ministry. You can contact him at marmsky@gmail.com -- !
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1 Response to what God has to hate

  1. Charlie Downes says:

    Thank you, Jefferson. Your devotions are always challenging yet uplifting.
    How did you make out at Lone Star AC Church?

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