“Could what God hates be part of your life?” September 27

 

Could something God hates be part of your life?God puts contention, jealousy and envy in the same list as adultery, fornication and idolatry! Don’t let what God hates be part of your life!

 

Today’s Readings:
Isaiah 45 & 46
Psalm 111.1-6
Proverbs 26.10
Galatians 5.1-26

 

Could what God hates be part of your life?

 

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What God Hates

 

There is so much in this chapter. Be sure to read MacArthur’s Daily Bible notes, especially the explanation of each of the characteristics of the fruit of the Spirit.

But verses 19-21 contain another list:

Now the works of the flesh are evident, which are: adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lewdness, idolatry, sorcery, hatred, contentions, jealousies, outbursts of wrath, selfish ambitions, dissensions, heresies, envy, murders,drunkenness, revelries, and the like; of which I tell you beforehand, just as I also told you in time past, that those who practice such things will not inherit the kingdom of God.

Notice that contentions, jealousies, outbursts of wrath, selfish ambitions and envy are in the middle of that list! And verse 21 says, “… those who practice such things will not inherit the kingdom of God.”  Continue reading

September 27 “Is your life characterized by something God hates?”

Is your life characterized by something God hates? God puts contention, jealousy and envy in the same list as adultery, fornication and idolatry!

Today’s Readings:
Isaiah 45 & 46
Psalm 111.1-6
Proverbs 26.10
Galatians 5.1-26

 

Isaiah 45 & 46:

He will bring it to pass

Over and over in these two chapters God says, “I am the Lord, and there is no other.” One of the ways He has confirmed that fact to us is through the fulfillment of prophecy.

God through the prophet Isaiah declared that Cyrus would end the 70 years of captivity and allow the people to return to Jerusalem to rebuild the temple. About 150 years later that’s exactly what happened.

There are many prophecies which have already been fulfilled and others which are yet to be fulfilled. But, eventually, every single one will come to pass:

“… Indeed I have spoken it; I will also bring it to pass. I have purposed it; I will also do it” (46.11).

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