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What Does God Think About All This? - Shepherd of Hope

“These six things the LORD hates, yes, seven are an abomination to Him. . ..” – Proverbs 6:16

 

Our nation is divided. We are divided on a scale of that reminiscent of American Revolutionary, Civil War, and Vietnam War times. This division is breeding mistrust and hatred. We don’t like each other. We don’t want to talk to one another. Division on a national scale is seeping down into our states, local communities, neighborhoods, friendships, families, and even marriages. The Thanksgiving family gathering is going to be very interesting this year, that is, unless we are quarantined out of our Thanksgiving family gatherings.

Things are so bad, even an atheist might be tempted to look up and wonder, “What does God think about all this?” Certainly humanity seems to be more devolving than evolving. Yes, yes indeed, “What does God think about all of this?”

Why the decline? Decline and descent are in proportion to departure from God. What we are seeing is God removing His hand of restraint from those who have rejected Him. We think of God’s judgement as only His direct action against the sinner. But that’s only one part, the final part of God’s judgment. What precedes God’s judgment is giving people up to the consequences of their sinful choices. This is God’s passive part of judgment. “’Your own wickedness will correct you, and your backsliding will rebuke you. Know therefore and see that it is an evil and bitter thing that you have forsaken the LORD your God, and the fear of Me is not in you,’ says the Lord God of hosts” (Jeremiah 2:19).

There is a point of no return. In the New Testament God speaks of a point of sinful decline when He gives up people to the decadence, dirtiness and dark destiny of their evil choices (Romans 1:24 and 26). Sin breeds more sin. Sin distances us from God. The further we move from God, the easier it becomes to sin and disobey Him. The further people move from God, the more acceptable the things God hates seem to become to them. God’s word states if people persist in willful ignorance of His truth, a time will come when God will give them up to their chosen sinful ways (Romans 1:24 and 26). The end result of such a destiny is, God’s wrath (cf. Romans 1:18-32). There is a point of no return.

Is there hope? Have we reached the point of no return? Not yet, hopefully, but it looks like we’re real close. As long as there is breath in our lungs, there is hope. That is because God has told us, “If My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land” (2 Chronicles 7:14). This was and is true for Israel. This promise of God can be more broadly applied to His Church (though please don’t misinterpret this to imply the Church replaces Israel; it does not.) And I believe, if a nation other than Israel, humbles themselves, prays and seeks God’s face, and turns from their wicked ways, the Biblical God of grace and love will hear their cry.

I say that based on two things. First, God is faithful to His word. “God is not a man, that He should lie, nor a son of man, that He should repent. Has He said, and will He not do? Or has He spoken, and will He not make it good?” (Numbers 23:19). Second, God’s word tells us He will hear the prayers of the humble. I’m thinking of such verses as: “The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit, a broken and contrite heart – these, O God, You will not despise” (Psalm 51:17). And, “He shall regard the prayer of the destitute, and shall not despise their prayer” (Psalm 102:17). And, “For thus says the high and Lofty One Who inhabits eternity, whose name is Holy: ‘I dwell in the high and holy place, with him who has a contrite and humble spirit, to revive the spirit of the humble, and to revive the heart of the contrite ones” (Isaiah 57:15). There is hope. If, (and it is a big “if”) we humble ourselves in contrition (Hebrew daka meaning in the dust, crushed to powder, destroyed) and seek the LORD, He will listen. But that is a big “if.” I don’t know if we are ready for that. Is our nation ready for that? Are we, are you, am I, ready for that?

What’s going on? We are seeing right now in our nation (and really throughout the world) what some are calling a swamp cleaning in government. For that we should thank our Lord. It is His answer to many fervent heartfelt prayers. But the levels of corruption are unprecedented. I believe we’ve only just seen the tip of the iceberg. There’s more to come. It’s going to take a D-Day, Hiroshima, “Release the Kraken” type of event to dent the deep states entrenched hold on the world.

If what has been leaked about our national and world leaders is true, we will be appalled. We will be shocked when we see how those entrusted with the responsibility of representing us in government have used their positions to indulge in depraved behavior and greedy self-enrichment.  The depth of depraved cheating, corruption, and treachery, if true, will shock us to our core. Maybe exposing such things is what’s needed to get us to that dust and ashes position of contrition we spoke of earlier. Or maybe we won’t be shocked. That we wouldn’t be shocked would speak volumes too.

It breaks God’s heart. What does God think about all of this? Corruption, isn’t limited to government. Across the board from grass roots individuals to those who see themselves as elite, from common folk to aristocracy, there are things being indulged in which break God’s heart. Truly, “There is none righteous, no, not one” (Romans 3:10). “For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God” (Romans 3:23). And, “the wages of sin is death” (Romans 6:23a). WE are in a heartbreaking condition.

Sin breaks God’s heart not merely because He finds it personally offensive and unjust. But God is grieved because sin leads to pain. Sin pains people who He loves (John 3:16). At the first permeation of the world with sin it was said of the Lord, “And He was grieved in His heart” (Genesis 6:6). Jesus said the Last Days would be “like the days of Noah” (Matthew 24:37; Luke 17:26). It’s looking more and more like Noah’s days. The state of this world is a cause of grief to the Lord. Because of such grief the Bible tells us that God has holy anger and “hate” towards sin. God’s judgement will one day come upon all those who reject Him and His Son Jesus (e.g. Revelation 6-18; 20).

The poison, then the antidote. If there is hope to extricate ourselves from this mess of sin, how do we go about doing it? If there is still time, what should we do? We can’t really do anything in our own strength. First, we must do some personal assessment. An early Church Father wisely said words to the effect, “Before an antidote can be prescribed, the poison must be identified.” If we want to find an antidote to this world’s snake bitten problem, we first need to identify the nature of the snake bites. How do we do that? Here’s where answering the question, “What does God think about all this?” comes in.

What does God think about all of this? When we consider what God thinks about all of this, and in particular sin, we will understand the poison. God’s word defines the nature of humanities’ sinful snake bites. It is in His word that God defines sin; the nature of the snake bite. God’s word sheds light on certain sinful practices which God finds particularly grievous. There are seven things the Bible states that God hates. These seven things the LORD hates are the primary ingredients to the venom that has been injected into us by that serpent of old, the devil (Rev. 12:9). In Proverbs it states:

Proverbs 6:16-19 – “These six things the Lord hates, Yes, seven are an abomination to Him:17 A proud look, A lying tongue, Hands that shed innocent blood,18 A heart that devises wicked plans, Feet that are swift in running to evil,19 A false witness who speaks lies, and one who sows discord among brethren.” 

God inspired the Biblical writer to indicate seven things He hates. These are seven sins He singles out as particularly hate-worthy. Here are seven abominable practices as far as God is concerned. Understand these seven sins and we’re on our way to positioning ourselves to find and antidote. Find God’s solution to these venomous ingredients, and we will have the antidote needed to be cured.

The real haters. You’d be hard-pressed to find language stronger than what is used in these verses to indicate God’s revulsion and displeasure with these seven things. The word “hates” is translated from the Hebrew term sane’ which occurs 146 times in the Old Testament. It is translated “hate” 136 times, “enemies” three times, “enemy” twice, “foes” once, “hateful” once, and translated miscellaneously three times. Hatred is a strong emotion. Here “hate” is directed at these seven things. These seven things put a person on the wrong side of God and position them against Him as an enemy. Since God is all-powerful, it isn’t too good of an idea for anyone to take up sides against Him. Look at Satan and what his rebellion against God got him! But in fact, those who practice these seven things are actually taking up sides with Satan. Satan is working to undermine God’s work at every turn and in every way. (e.g. Ephesians 2:1ff.). Do you want to side with him? Today opponents accuse each other of being “haters” when they disagree. Here, in these verses, are the real haters.

Abomination – bomb-a-nation. The other word used to describe God’s reaction to the seven things in Proverbs 6 is “abomination.” “Abomination” is translated from the Hebrew term towebah which occurs 117 times in the Old Testament. It is translated as “abomination” 113 times, “abominable thing” twice, and “abominable” twice. This word is used to describe that which is, “a disgusting thing, abomination, abominable.” I once heard a Bible teacher define this word by saying it refers to something done that would cause God to want to bomb-the-nation that does such a thing. There’s truth in that.

Betrayal. I love my wife. It would break my heart to do something that would cause her to see me as her enemy. I want us to be on the same side. I want to live in agreement with her. “Can two walk together, unless they are agreed?” (Amos 3:3). That’s an important question. How many spouses have experienced the heartbreak of betrayal when their covenant mate betrayed them? How many parents have experienced the heartbreak associated with rebellious children? How many have been hurt when a trusted friend stabbed them in the back? Those experiences help us to understand just a little of what God feels when people, especially His children, indulge in the seven things He hates.

Don’t abuse God’s grace. Can we truly think we are walking right with God, and then be involved in that which He hates and finds abominable? Some misinterpret “grace” in a way that allows for indulgence in sin. It’s true, “there is therefore now no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus” (Romans 8:1a). We are saved by God’s grace (e.g. Romans 5; Ephesians 2). But we should never use “grace” as an excuse to condone or indulge in sinful practices (e.g. Romans 6). The second portion of that glorious inspired affirmation of Paul is, “who do not walk according to the flesh, but according to the Spirit” (Romans 8:1b). When we presumptuously take the riches of God’s grace and apply them in a way that allows for us to indulge in things offensive to God, we are doing nothing less than trying dethrone God. Christian, stop using God’s grace to live loosely in unholy ways that God hates. Don’t abuse God’s grace! To do so breaks God’s heart, and risks His wrath.

Examine yourself. It’s one thing for unbelievers living in darkness to indulge in these hated sinful activities. It’s worse when those who should know better, who have tasted salvation in Christ, who have been regenerated by the Holy Spirit, frivolously and negligently indulge in such sin. If you claim to be a “Christian” and yet feel no conviction or guilt toward indulging the seven things God hates, then I have one verse for you to ponder. “Examine yourselves as to whether you are in the faith. Test yourselves. Do you not know yourselves, that Jesus Christ is in you? – unless indeed you are disqualified” (2 Cor. 13:5). Whether unbelievers or believers, if you indulge, or perish the thought practice, such things, you need to repent and seek the Lord’s forgiveness. God has promised to help the repentant sinner overcome their sin (1 Corinthians 10:13). Seek Him!

Those who love God should pay particular attention to the seven things mentioned in these verses. Unfortunately, believers can be caught up in their flesh and indulge in some of the things God attributes to His enemies and that He finds disgusting and abominable. This should not be! What is it that people do that causes God to see them as an enemy? As we answer this question, remember the central question of our study, “What does God think about all this?” There are seven things mentioned here. Let’s consider each of them.

First, a proud look. The Bible is clear on this. God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble (Proverbs 3:34; James 4:6; 1 Peter 5:5). Pride is the first sin committed by Satan against God (Isaiah 14; Ezekiel 28). The word “proud” comes from the Hebrew term room which occurs 194 times in the Old Testament and is translated, “up,” as in lift up, or hold up. The idea is to present yourself as higher, better in some way than others. “Proud” is translated “up” as “(lift”, “hold”, “etc. …)” 63 times, “exalt” 47 times, “high” 25 times, “offer” 13 times, “give” five times, “heave” three times, “extol” three times, “lofty” three times, “take” three times, “tall” three times, “higher” twice, and translated miscellaneously 24 times. The NIV translation of this verse translates it as, “haughty eyes.” You can communicate a lot with the eyes. Someone has said the eyes are the windows into a person’s soul. You can communicate happiness, approval, concern, attention and caring, even love with your eyes. You can also communicate disdain, lust, evil intent and yes, pride, with your eyes.

A “proud look” therefore, would be a facial expression that assumes superiority, self-exaltation, or minimizing another person. Arrogance is close kin to pride. I would think a bigoted or prejudiced look would also fit here. What is interesting is that this first abominable thing is wordless. The first thing mentioned here as hated by the Lord is something that can be conveyed without words. God is so vigilant and astute and omniscient in His observations that He even notes the facial expressions and countenance of people. And He hates it when people have a proud look!

God wants us to be humble, not proud, selfless, not self-serving. God tells us not to think more highly of ourselves than we ought to, not to overvalue ourselves (Romans 12:3). Jesus said His disciples would be known by the love they show for one another (John 13:35). What does our look toward others convey, love or something other than love? God wants us to be humble like Jesus (Matthew 5:3; Mark 10:45; Philippians 2:1-11).

Second, a lying tongue. Satan is the father of lies and loves to draw people into lying in any way he can (John 8:44). “A lying tongue,” is simply a person who speaks in falsehoods. The word “lying” comes from the Hebrew word shequer and occurs 113 times in the Old Testament. This word is translated as “lie” 28 times, “lying” 21 times, “false” 20 times, “falsehood” 13 times, “falsely” 13 times, “vain” five times, “wrongfully” four times, “deceitful” twice, “deceit” once, “liar” once, and translated miscellaneously five times. The idea of this word is to deceive or betray the truth of a matter, to go against the truth. This would include bending the truth or speaking in half-truths.

We live in a time of “fake news” and disinformation. Media is more a propagator of propaganda than actually relaying factual news. Only the fool fails to double check their facts in our day. People lie with statistics, lie with what they omit with how they emphasize certain things to the neglect of others. There is little objective truth sharing. There is a polluted plethora of character assassination and political gerrymandering. Yes, it’s a foggy murky swamp out there. And God doesn’t like it. God’s indictment of the people of the latter days is that they are “with all unrighteous deception among those who perish, because they did not receive the love of the truth, that they might be saved” (2 Thessalonians 2:10). Do you love the truth?

Third, hands that shed innocent blood. Wherever and whenever life is cheapened to a point where it becomes less than a priority to protect it, well, innocent blood is being shed. It’s astounding how, in political discussions, even some in the Christian community rationalize the issue of abortion in such a way as to minimize the severity of this offense to God. Such reasoning exposes a not too well veiled putting party affiliation over a life and death issue.  God hates the shedding of innocent blood. There is no more innocent person than the person in the womb. God hates the shedding of innocent blood. He hates it! Respond accordingly.

The millions upon millions of unborn babies aborted in the last century alone present the most severe breach in considering this hateful thing. The abortuaries of modern-day America have exterminated far more victims than the ovens of the holocaust. That’s simply the truth. How it must disgust God to see the womb turned into a cold executioner’s block! If you have any doubt about the heinous nature of this crime, I challenge you to watch an abortion. It will turn your stomach, if you don’t pass out first. God hates shedding innocent blood!

The Lord forms every child in the womb (Psalm 139:13-16). He has a plan for every little one (Jeremiah 1:5). He cares for the innocent little ones (Exodus 21:22-25; Psalm 82:3-4; 127:3). God hates the shedding of innocent blood! He hates it!

I should qualify the above with a word on war. War is hellish. But war is sometimes necessary to defeat devilish enemies. Abraham, Moses, Joshua, David to name a few, were called upon to participate in just war causes. War is defeating evil with “the sword” the Lord has provided (Romans 13:4). War is not, or should not be, the destruction of innocents or non-military civilians. War involves the opposition of combatants. But even in war there should be restraint. Prisoners and civilians are to be treated humanely. The shedding of “innocent blood” is what God hates. Sometimes the blood of the guilty must be shed to protect the blood of the innocent. But leaders who resist being drawn into wars (unless it is absolutely the last recourse) should be supported by those who follow God.

Fourth, a heart that devises wicked plans. The word “heart” refers to the innermost being of a person (Hebrew leb). “Devises” (Hebrew khawrash) means “to scratch, to engrave, plow; to fabricate; to devise (in a bad sense).”  The word “wicked” comes from the Hebrew term aewn and interestingly comes from a root word meaning, “to pant” as one who exerts themselves in an effort that is pointless in regard to the Lord’s will. “Wicked” occurs 78 times in the Old Testament being translated as “iniquity” 47 times, “wicked(ness)” eight times, “vanity” six times, “affliction” three times, “mischief” three times, “unrighteous” twice, “evil” once, “false” once, “idol” once, “mourners” once, “mourning” once, “naught” once, “sorrow” once, “unjust” once, and “vain” once.  The word “wicked” means, “trouble, wickedness, sorrow, idolatry, trouble of iniquity, wickedness.”  Therefore, the idea here is someone who digs up trouble and won’t let an offense or situation go.

Sometimes the truth can be shared in destructive ways to injure and embarrass. God wants us to speak the truth in love (Ephesians 4:15). God wants our words to be seasoned with grace not mace.  A lying tongue quenches the Spirit (Ephesians 4:29-31). God wants us to speak with kindness and tenderheartedness remembering His grace in Christ given to us (Ephesians 4:32; Colossians 4:6). Love covers a multitude of sin; it doesn’t look to dig up sin where grace should be found (1 Peter 4:8). So, do you really love the truth?

 Wicked plans can also include someone who by silence and the willful ignoring of the truth manipulates a situation to their own devices. Such a person has a selective memory when conveying an account of a story.  When they share about something, they put a spin on things that present them in a favorable light and others in a less than favorable light.

The arena of politics is fertile soil for wicked schemes. We see this in the recent Presidential election. Evidence mounts by the day of wicked schemes designed to steal and election. This should trouble every citizen regardless of what side of the aisle they are on. A Federal Republic and Democracy cannot stand if it is divided against itself with what appears to be such wicked cheating plans.

Interestingly, the context of Proverbs 6:16-19 is preceded by an apt description of one whose heart devises wicked plans: “A worthless person, a wicked man, walks with a perverse mouth; He winks with his eyes, He shuffles his feet, He points with his fingers; Perversity is in his heart, He devises evil continually, He sows discord. Therefore his calamity shall come suddenly; Suddenly he shall be broken without remedy” (Proverbs 6:12-15). Notice the connection with being “worthless” and being “wicked.” Sounds like the halls of injustice and politics of our day.

Fifth, feet that are swift in running to evil. We might translate this as, “A person who sprints to do evil things.” This is descriptive of the person who enjoys or jumps at the opportunity to be involved in evil or entertain something that is evil. The word “evil” comes from the Hebrew word ra which means, “bad, evil; adversity, affliction, bad, calamity, displease (-ure), distress, evil, harm, heavy, hurt (-ful), ill (favoured), mischief (-vous), misery, naught (-ty), noisome, not please, sad (-ly), sore, sorrow, trouble, vex, wicked (-ly, -ness, one), worse (-st), wretchedness, wrong.”

It’s not hard to imagine God’s displeasure with much of the chaos and rioting that we have seen in our cities and communities recently. The upheaval and destruction of property, as well as violence against people, promulgated by those seeking to bring down a nation, can’t be pleasing to the LORD. And those who join in the rioting and looting taking advantage of vulnerabilities and weaknesses, are indulging in things the LORD hates. The LORD hates it when people run to indulge in evil.

Another example of one who runs to join in evil is the person who runs to bring problems to others, who loves to distress and afflict other people. They enjoy hurting someone for whatever reason. God hates it when people take pleasure in hurting others. These are people who use words as weapons. These are people who run home to indulge in pornography. These are people who love to see others fight. Maybe they even incite conflict. These are people who relish pain and darkness. They don’t run away from evil like Joseph did (e.g. Genesis 39). Such people embrace evil like Ahab embraced Jezebel (1 Kings 16:30-34).

Sixth, a false witness who speaks lies. The word “false” here is the same word translated “lying” in Proverbs 6:17. A “witness” is someone who gives evidences, testifies or shares information about someone. The word “lies” (Hebrew kazab) means, “falsehood; untruth; deceitful, false, liar, lie, lying.”  Those who manipulate the truth or out and out lie are an abomination to the Lord. Can anyone say, “fake news”? Bearing false witness is prevalent in our day. And those who can bear false witness in persuasive ways are greatly desired. It almost seems as though politics and bearing false witness are synonymous today.

The hearings to approve judges to the Supreme Court comes to mind. On not a few occasions judges from a conservative slant are often subjected to false accusations and false witnesses. This cannot be pleasing to God. Having an honest difference of opinion is one thing, manufacturing falsehoods to disqualify a legitimate candidate is something God hates. He hates false witnesses and false accusations because many times a reputation is tarnished, even irreparably harmed, by false accusations. That this is a terribly unjust thing in God’s eyes. He hates that.

Social media is another area where false witnessing occurs. People feel comfortable smearing a person’s reputation on social media. People find it a lot easier to speak derogatory things to someone on social media, that they would never say face to face. The social media overseers are not much better. The practice of muzzling or stifling those with political views contrary to social media kingpins is just as abhorrent to God since is stifles truth. Such censorship and tilting of the communications playing field cannot please God. These are all things God detests.

Seventh, and one who sows discord among brethren. The word “discord” comes from the Hebrew medawn and occurs only three times in the Old Testament and is translated, as “discord” once, “strife” once, and “variant” once. This word means, “strife, contention.”  This final thing that the Lord hates is a kind of culminating one. Discord seems to be the common low denominator of the things the Lord hates. Jesus said the one who sows peace would be blessed (Matthew 5:9). The opposite is also true, there are all kinds of negative consequences for those who sow evil and discord.

This is the crowning evil that God hates because it strikes at the heart of what God is trying to build and how He is trying to work in the world. God’s desire is to save as many of the lost as possible (2 Peter 3:9). God’s tools to accomplish this are Israel and the Church. God raised up Israel to be a light to the Gentiles (Isaiah 43:10-12; 44:8, 21). Jesus bled and died to birth the Church (Ephesians 5:25-27). The Father looks at Israel as His wife (see Hosea). Jesus looks at the Church as His bride. And yet, people think nothing of slandering those who make up the wife and the bride of God.

One of the main purposes of the church is to bring people together in Christ. The church is designed by God as an instrument to bring Jew and Gentile together by the gospel of Jesus Christ. Therefore, when people work to undermine the church, God finds it totally unacceptable. Think of it this way. How do you feel when someone speaks against your spouse? Doesn’t that irk you? Doesn’t that cause you to become defensive and protective of your spouse?  Doesn’t that anger you? Isn’t it abhorrent to you? Aren’t you going to defend their honor, their integrity, their reputation? If you feel and react like that, how do you think God is going to feel and react when someone attacks members of the flock of God? God hates the one who sows discord among His people, He abhors it (Psalm 5:11; 11; 46; 121; 105:15; John 17:15; Romans 12:19).

As we come to the end of our study, take a moment to read these challenging words of J. Vernon McGee:

There are multitudes of folk sowing discord, and they are not all politically motivated. They are in your neighborhood, and chances are they are in your church. You may even have one in your home, and there is a possibility that he even may be sitting where you sit. My friend, causing trouble between family members or brothers in Christ or fellow workers is something that God hates.

This list of seven sins is like a mirror. We look into it, and we squirm because we see ourselves. May I ask you to take a good look at yourself in this mirror of the Word of God. After you and I see ourselves as we really are, let us go to God and make a confession of these things. Let us be honest with Him and ask Him for His cleansing.  [1]

I hope you’ve been impacted by this study. I hope you are now more able to answer the question, “What does God think about all of this?” But hang on, we have just a few more paragraphs to go. They are essential to dealing with the venom of these seven hateful sins.

I pray you haven’t been a part of any of these seven things which reap the hate and abhorrence of God. If you look at these seven things and the Spirit convicts you, all is not lost. In Christ there is forgiveness.

If you are guilty of any or all of these seven things the LORD hates, and you want to get right with God, here is a suggested prayer for you to follow to help you in that regard:

Father, I come to You humbly in Jesus’ name. I am guilty of having committed these sins you hate. Please forgive me. Please help me to not do these things again. I ask Your forgiveness not because of any “good” work of my own. I ask because I believe Jesus died on the cross to pay your just penalty for my sins. I believe Jesus paid my sentence on the cross. And I believe His death on the cross is completely sufficient to atone for my sins and fulfill all your just requirements, because He rose from the dead demonstrating Your approval and His victory over sin.

Jesus, thank You for dying on the cross for me. Help me to be like you. Help me to be Your disciple; to learn of You and follow You.

Holy Spirit, please fill me and give me spiritual life. Empower me to live in a way that is pleasing to You. Help me refrain from the things God hates. Help me to live in a way that is pleasing to You. Help me to tell others about You.

Father, Jesus, Holy Spirit, I ask for your mercy on our nation, the United States of America. Please help us to repent and stop doing the seven thing You hate so much. Help us to turn to You. Convict us Oh LORD. Move us to repent Oh LORD. Forgive us Oh LORD. Revive us Oh LORD.

In Jesus Name. Amen.

Here are few Bible passages to help you get a start in your walk with Jesus:

  • If you want to Know Jesus better – the Gospel of John
  • God’s plan of salvation – Romans 1-5; Galatians 1-6
  • What do I do after I’ve accepted Jesus as Savior? – Romans 6
  • What help does God provide so I can live in a way that is pleasing to Him? – Romans 8
  • How should I live once I’ve accepted Jesus as my Savior? – Romans 12-16
  • If you have trouble with your thoughts – Read Philippians.
  • If you have trouble with understanding it’s not about being religious but about having a persona relationship with Jesus – John 17:3; Colossians 1-4
  • If you are interested in the End Times – 1 and 2 Thessalonians

If you have comments or questions, leave them for me in the comments section. I will get back to you as soon as I can. God bless and lead you.

[1]McGee, J. V. 1997, c1981. Thru the Bible commentary. Based on the Thru the Bible radio program. (electronic ed.) (Pr 6:19). Thomas Nelson: Nashville

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