THE THINGS THAT GOD “HATES

 

THE THINGS THAT GOD HATES

The God of Scripture is UNCHANGEABLE - His Attributes (His Substance & His Faculties) and His Character can NOT CHANGE!

Malachi 3:5 And I will come near to you to judgment; and I will be a swift witness against the sorcerers, and against the adulterers, and against false swearers, and against those that oppress the hireling in his wages, the widow, and the fatherless, and that turn aside the stranger from his right, and fear not me, saith the LORD of hosts.
6 For I am the LORD, I change not; therefore ye sons of Jacob are not consumed.

Hebrews 13:8 Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever.
9 Be not carried about with divers and strange doctrines. For it is a good thing that the heart be established with grace; not with meats, which have not profited them that have been occupied therein.

The “God is (only) love” crowd will not accept the Scriptural fact that the “God of love” can also HATE some things! But the Unchanging God of Scripture is recorded as “hating” certain things.

Deuteronomy 12:31 Thou shalt not do so unto the LORD thy God: for every abomination to the LORD, which he hateth, have they done unto their gods; for even their sons and their daughters they have burnt in the fire to their gods. {God hates “every abomination”.}

Deuteronomy 16:22 Neither shalt thou set thee up any image; which the LORD thy God hateth. {God hatesImages” – i.e. “idols”.}

Psalms 45:6 Thy throne, O God, is for ever and ever: the sceptre of thy kingdom is a right sceptre.
Psalms 45:7 Thou lovest righteousness, and hatest wickedness
: therefore God, thy God, hath anointed thee with the oil of gladness above thy fellows. {God hateswickedness”.}

Malachi 2:16 For the LORD, the God of Israel, saith that he hateth putting away: for one covereth violence with his garment, saith the LORD of hosts: therefore take heed to your spirit, that ye deal not treacherously. {God hatesputting away” – i.e. DIVORCE for convenience!}

Psalms 11:5 The LORD trieth the righteous: but the wicked and him that loveth violence his soul hateth. {God hates “the wicked” & “him that loveth violence”}

 

Proverbs 6:16 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 8:13 The fear of the LORD is to hate evil: pride, and arrogancy, and the evil way, and the froward mouth, do I hate. {God hates “pride”, “arrogancy”, “the evil way”, and “the froward mouth”.}

Isaiah 61:8 For I the LORD love judgment, I hate robbery for burnt offering; and I will direct their work in truth, and I will make an everlasting covenant with them. {God hates “robbery for burnt offering” i.e. when an “offering” is made to him from someone else’s wages or property - other than the one making the offering! [2 Samuel 20:21-25] 2 Samuel 24:24 And the king said unto Araunah, Nay; but I will surely buy it of thee at a price: neither will I offer burnt offerings unto the LORD my God of that which doth cost me nothing. So David bought the threshingfloor and the oxen for fifty shekels of silver. }

Amos 5:21 I hate, I despise your feast days, and I will not smell in your solemn assemblies. {God hates “your feast days” – i.e. days set aside for worshipping God that are insincerely observed.}

Zechariah 8:17 And let none of you imagine evil in your hearts against his neighbour; and love no false oath: for all these are things that I hate, saith the LORD. {God hates it when someone imaginesevil in their hearts against his neighbor” and a “false oath”.}

Jeremiah 44:3 Because of their wickedness which they have committed to provoke me to anger, in that they went to burn incense, and to serve other gods, whom they knew not, neither they, ye, nor your fathers.
4 Howbeit I sent unto you all my servants the prophets, rising early and sending them, saying, Oh, do not this abominable thing that I hate.
{God hates IDOLATRY – i.e. “this abominable thing”.}

Hebrews 1:9 Thou hast loved righteousness, and hated iniquity; therefore God, even thy God, hath anointed thee with the oil of gladness above thy fellows. {God hatesiniquity”}

 

Malachi 1:1 The burden of the word of the LORD to Israel by Malachi.
2 I have loved you, saith the LORD. Yet ye say, Wherein hast thou loved us? Was not Esau Jacob's brother? saith the LORD: yet I loved Jacob,

Malachi 1:3 And I hated Esau, and laid his mountains and his heritage waste for the dragons of the wilderness.

Romans 9:13 As it is written, Jacob have I loved, but Esau have I hated.

{God hated Esau – Did God just “hate” Esau for NO reason at all? “Is there unrighteousness with God? God forbid.” Did not God know beforehand - that Esau (even before he was born) would someday (in his heart) count (i.e. value) the holy promises of God as worth no more than a simple “meal”; and that he (Esau) would ultimately (in his heart) “despise his birthright”? [Genesis 25:31-34] The lesson to be learned [Romans 15:4] is that no one should take the promises of God “lightly”, or worse yet – consider them to be of little or no worth!}

Revelation 2:6 But this thou hast, that thou hatest the deeds of the Nicolaitans, which I also hate.

Revelation 2:15 So hast thou also them that hold the doctrine of the Nicolaitans, which thing I hate.

 

THE THINGS THAT GOD’S PEOPLE ARE TO HATE

Psalms 97:10 Ye that love the LORD, hate evil: he preserveth the souls of his saints; he delivereth them out of the hand of the wicked.

Psalms 101:3 I will set no wicked thing before mine eyes: I hate the work of them that turn aside; it shall not cleave to me.

Psalms 119:104 Through thy precepts I get understanding: therefore I hate every false way.

Psalms 119:113 SAMECH. I hate vain thoughts: but thy law do I love.

Psalms 119:128 Therefore I esteem all thy precepts concerning all things to be right; and I hate every false way.

Psalms 119:163 I hate and abhor lying: but thy law do I love.

Proverbs 8:13 The fear of the LORD is to hate evil: pride, and arrogancy, and the evil way, and the froward mouth, do I hate.

Amos 5:15 Hate the evil, and love the good, and establish judgment in the gate: it may be that the LORD God of hosts will be gracious unto the remnant of Joseph.

2 Chronicles 19:2 And Jehu the son of Hanani the seer went out to meet him, and said to king Jehoshaphat, Shouldest thou help the ungodly, and love them that hate the LORD? therefore is wrath upon thee from before the LORD.

 

A FEW MORE THINGS THAT GOD HATES

Jeremiah 10:1 Hear ye the word which the LORD speaketh unto you, O house of Israel:
2 Thus saith the LORD, Learn not the way of the heathen, and be not dismayed at the signs of heaven; for the heathen are dismayed at them.
{We are NOT to “learn” (or practice) “the way of the heathen”.}
3 For the customs of the people are vain: for one cutteth a tree out of the forest, the work of the hands of the workman, with the axe.
{We are NOT to practice “the customs of the people”, for they are “vain”.}
4 They deck it with silver and with gold; they fasten it with nails and with hammers, that it move not.
5 They are upright as the palm tree, but speak not: they must needs be borne, because they cannot go. Be not afraid of them; for they cannot do evil, neither also is it in them to do good.
6 Forasmuch as there is none like unto thee, O LORD; thou art great, and thy name is great in might.
7 Who would not fear thee, O King of nations? for to thee doth it appertain: forasmuch as among all the wise men of the nations, and in all their kingdoms, there is none like unto thee.


Jeremiah 10:8 But they are altogether brutish and foolish: the stock is a doctrine of vanities. {We are NOT to “learn” (or practice) “the way of the heathen” or “the customs of the people”: for “they are altogether brutish and foolish” and their “doctrines” are vain.}
9 Silver spread into plates is brought from Tarshish, and gold from Uphaz, the work of the workman, and of the hands of the founder: blue and purple is their clothing: they are all the work of cunning men.

Jeremiah 10:10 But the LORD is the true God, he is the living God, and an everlasting king: at his wrath the earth shall tremble, and the nations shall not be able to abide his indignation.
11 Thus shall ye say unto them, The gods that have not made the heavens and the earth, even they shall perish from the earth, and from under these heavens.

12 He hath made the earth by his power, he hath established the world by his wisdom, and hath stretched out the heavens by his discretion.
13 When he uttereth his voice, there is a multitude of waters in the heavens, and he causeth the vapours to ascend from the ends of the earth; he maketh lightnings with rain, and bringeth forth the wind out of his treasures.
Jeremiah
10:14 Every man is brutish in his knowledge: every founder is confounded by the graven image: for his molten image is falsehood, and there is no breath in them. {Those who practice IDOLOTRY are “brutish in knowledge”, as compared to “true spiritual knowledge”.}
15 They are vanity, and the work of errors: in the time of their visitation they shall perish.

 

Revelation 2:20 Notwithstanding I have a few things against thee, because thou sufferest that woman Jezebel, which calleth herself a prophetess, to teach and to seduce my servants to commit fornication, and to eat things sacrificed unto idols. {Study wicked Jezebel in the Old Testament to learn who & what we must avoid now - a controlling woman with no fear of God, nor regard for God’s servants.}
21 And I gave her space to repent of her fornication; and she repented not.

2 Peter 2:15 Which have forsaken the right way, and are gone astray, following the way of Balaam the son of Bosor, who loved the wages of unrighteousness; {Study Balaam in the Old Testament to learn who & what to avoid now: a “man of God” who “serves” for mammon - i.e. MONEY!}

Jude 1:11 Woe unto them! for they have gone in the way of Cain, and ran greedily after the error of Balaam for reward, and perished in the gainsaying of Core. {Study Balaam in the Old Testament to learn who & what to avoid now: a “man of God” who “serves” for “mammon” - i.e. MONEY! And study Core in the Old Testament to learn who & what to avoid now: trouble makers who seek their own following and join with others to sow discord and divide God’s people.}

Revelation 2:14 But I have a few things against thee, because thou hast there them that hold the doctrine of Balaam, who taught Balac to cast a stumblingblock before the children of Israel, to eat things sacrificed unto idols, and to commit fornication. {Study Balaam in the Old Testament to learn who & what to avoid now: a “man of God” who teaches God’s people ways to “get around” God’s Holy words!}

 

If some people wonder WHY I am sometimes “hard” on troublemakers; naysayers; gainsayers; false teachers; and hereticks; perhaps the preceding verses may help them understand where I am coming from.