Something Smells Fishy
JUNE 17, 2020
Proverbs 15:9-12 The way of the wicked is an abomination unto the LORD: but he loveth him that followeth after righteousness. Correction is grievous unto him that forsaketh the way: and he that hateth reproof shall die. Hell and destruction are before the LORD: how much more then the hearts of the children of men? A scorner loveth not one that reproveth him: neither will he go unto the wise.
OUTLOOK ON THE IN BOOK:
What is an abomination? We find this word written in the Bible several times, yet it’s not a word that we use too often today. According to the Holman Bible Dictionary, it means; “to stink.” It gives several examples. Some of which are; something filthy, and not acceptable for worship, rotting meat, that which is detestable, or something disgusting.
One of the examples is like water polluted by dead fish. Of all the examples for me, that one hit home. Let me share why. For many years I have lived in Michigan, about two miles from the beautiful shores of Lake Michigan. However, every single year with the thaw of Winter snow and ice by the Spring sun, also comes the stench of dead fish. During the Spring, literally hundreds of thousands of fish wash up on the shores of the beautiful beaches. It is absolutely one of the most disgusting things to look at, and to smell. These beautiful sandy beaches, and wonderful shorelines, completely ruined by these stinking dead fish. Someone has to go out there, and clean them up every year so the shores of Lake Michigan are enjoyable again.
That somewhat depicts how the Lord sees the ways of the wicked. What God had created to be beautiful and wonderful, is destroyed by the filth and stench of a life of sin. Until the blood of Jesus is applied to that life, and the sin is removed, it is disgusting to Him. Underneath all the debris of the world and it’s sinfulness it leaves on the shore of your soul, is a wonderful person waiting to be enjoyed. Nevertheless, someone has to clean it up. Someone needs to remove the abomination.
THE WORD WALKING IN ME:
Jesus died to clean the sin from the shores of your soul. However, you need to give Him permission to come in, and do so. Once you invite Him to do just that, then He, and all those around you will see the wonderful, and beautiful you that He intended for you to be?
GOD TALKING TO ME: JUNE 17, 2020
THROUGH THE BIBLE WITH DAILY PROVERBS
Psalms 1 – 14 / Proverbs 15:9-12
THROUGH THE BIBLE OLD & NEW TESTAMENT DAILY
1 Chron. 20-22 / John 21
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