Biblical Concept: Godís Hate
Prologue: This is an addendum to the jealousy of God.
(The parentheses are mine.)
NAS Isaiah 1:14 "I hate your new moon festivals and your appointed feasts, They have become a burden to Me. I am weary of bearing them.† (God hates religion, even His, performed by the sin-filled.† Read the chapter.)
NAS Isaiah 61:8 For I, the LORD, love justice, I hate robbery in the burnt offering; And I will faithfully give them their recompense, And I will make an everlasting covenant with them.† (God hates religion, even His, performed by the sin-filled.† A Millennial passage.)
NAS Amos 5:21 "I hate, I reject your festivals, Nor do I delight in your solemn assemblies.† (God hates religion, even His, performed by the sin-filled.† Note the polytheism in vv. 25-27.† Recall the Biblical Concept: God, Jealous.)
NAS Zechariah 8:17 'Also let none of you devise evil in your heart against
another, and do not love perjury; for all these are what I hate,' declares the
LORD."† (God hates sin.† Part of a Millennial passage for
NAS Malachi 2:16 "For I hate divorce," says the LORD, the God of Israel, "and him who covers his garment with wrong," says the LORD of hosts. "So take heed to your spirit, that you do not deal treacherously."† (God hates sin.† See the context of vv. 13-17.)
NAS Luke 14:26 "If anyone comes to Me, and does not hate his own
father and mother and wife and children and brothers and sisters, yes, and even
his own life, he cannot be My disciple.†
(God hates the spiritually lukewarm.†
See the context of vv. 25-35.† Compare also the
NAS Psalm 45:7 Thou hast loved righteousness, and hated wickedness; Therefore God, Thy God, has anointed Thee With the oil of joy above Thy fellows.† (See verse 6 and Hebrews 1:9 below.)
NAS Hebrews 1:9 "Thou hast loved righteousness and hated lawlessness; Therefore God, Thy God, hath anointed Thee With the oil of gladness above Thy companions."† (God hates sin.)
NAS Malachi 1:3 but I have hated Esau, and I have made his mountains a desolation, and appointed his inheritance for the jackals of the wilderness."† (See Romans 9:13 below.)
NAS Romans 9:13 Just as it is written, "Jacob I loved, but Esau I hated."† (God hates religious works apart from Him.† Romans link.)
NAS Deuteronomy 12:31 "You shall not behave thus toward the LORD your God, for every abominable act which the LORD hates they have done for their gods; for they even burn their sons and daughters in the fire to their gods.† (God hates religious sin.)†
NAS Deuteronomy 16:22 "Neither shall you set up for yourself a sacred pillar which the LORD your God hates.† (God hates religion apart from Him.† See the summary at the end of the Biblical Concept: God, Jealous.)
NAS Psalm 11:5 The LORD tests the righteous and the wicked, And the one who loves violence His soul hates.† (God hates sin.)
NAS Proverbs 6:16 There are six things which the LORD hates, Yes, seven which are an abomination to Him:† (God hates sin.)
NAS Jeremiah 12:8 "My inheritance has become to Me Like a lion in the forest; She has roared against Me; Therefore I have come to hate her.† (God hates religion.)
NAS Hosea 9:15 All their evil is at Gilgal; Indeed, I came to hate them there! Because of the wickedness of their deeds I will drive them out of My house! I will love them no more; All their princes are rebels.† (God hates religion.† See 10:1-2.)
Sanctified Hate by Humans Mirrors Godís Hate:†
NAS Psalm 139:21 Do I not hate those who hate Thee, O LORD? And do I not loathe those who rise up against Thee?
NAS Proverbs 8:13 "The fear of the LORD is to hate evil; Pride and arrogance and the evil way, And the perverted mouth, I hate.
NAS Amos 5:15 Hate evil, love good, And establish justice in the gate! Perhaps the LORD God of hosts May be gracious to the remnant of Joseph.
End Summary: God hates religion apart from Him, sin, and the spiritually lukewarm,
the solemn transaction of the reading of the law in the
place in "the plains of
3. A place, probably in the hill country of Ephraim, where there was a school of the prophets (2 Kings 4:38), and whence Elijah and Elisha, who resided here, "went down" to Bethel (2:1,2). It is mentioned also in Deut. 11:30. It is now known as Jiljilia, a place 8 miles north of Bethel.
3:14 "And to the angel of the church
NAS Luke 14:25 Now great multitudes were going along with Him; and He turned and said to them, 26 "If anyone comes to Me, and does not hate his own father and mother and wife and children and brothers and sisters, yes, and even his own life, he cannot be My disciple. 27 "Whoever does not carry his own cross and come after Me cannot be My disciple. 28 "For which one of you, when he wants to build a tower, does not first sit down and calculate the cost, to see if he has enough to complete it? 29 "Otherwise, when he has laid a foundation, and is not able to finish, all who observe it begin to ridicule him, 30 saying, 'This man began to build and was not able to finish.' 31 "Or what king, when he sets out to meet another king in battle, will not first sit down and take counsel whether he is strong enough with ten thousand men to encounter the one coming against him with twenty thousand? 32 "Or else, while the other is still far away, he sends a delegation and asks terms of peace. 33 "So therefore, no one of you can be My disciple who does not give up all his own possessions. 34 "Therefore, salt is good; but if even salt has become tasteless, with what will it be seasoned? 35 "It is useless either for the soil or for the manure pile; it is thrown out. He who has ears to hear, let him hear."
Amos 5:25 "Did you present Me with sacrifices and grain
offerings in the wilderness for forty years, O house of
NAS Malachi 2:13 "And this is another thing you do: you cover the altar of the LORD with tears, with weeping and with groaning, because He no longer regards the offering or accepts it with favor from your hand. 14 "Yet you say, 'For what reason?' Because the LORD has been a witness between you and the wife of your youth, against whom you have dealt treacherously, though she is your companion and your wife by covenant. 15 "But not one has done so who has a remnant of the Spirit. And what did that one do while he was seeking a godly offspring? Take heed then, to your spirit, and let no one deal treacherously against the wife of your youth. 16 "For I hate divorce," says the LORD, the God of Israel, "and him who covers his garment with wrong," says the LORD of hosts. "So take heed to your spirit, that you do not deal treacherously." 17 You have wearied the LORD with your words. Yet you say, "How have we wearied Him?" In that you say, "Everyone who does evil is good in the sight of the LORD, and He delights in them," or, "Where is the God of justice?"