Proverbs 6:16 – 19 (NIV)
There are six things the Lord hates,
seven that are detestable to him:
a lying tongue,
hands that shed innocent blood,
a heart that devises wicked schemes,
feet that are quick to rush into evil,
a false witness who pours out lies
and a person who stirs up conflict in the community.
These six things doth the Lord hate: yea, seven are an abomination unto him:
A proud look, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood,
An heart that deviseth wicked imaginations, feet that be swift in running to mischief,
A false witness that speaketh lies, and he that soweth discord among brethren.
God hates sin with a burning desire. It absolutely disgusts him!
Today there was s shooting this morning in a grade school in Connecticut. 27 people are conformed dead so far, 18 of those dead are children. When hearing of this news I felt a level of angry that I have never felt before. My bold was boiling. I can’t even imagine how those who are directly involved are feeling. I can’t imagine how those who lost a child, or maybe even two, to the shooting. What pain, what sorrow that family would have. To me, the worse thing one can do is to take away the life of in innocent child, a child that may not have even heard or accepted Christ into his or her heart.
I wonder how God feels.
Well, I know how God feels. God feels a level of angry and betrayal way beyond I can even imagine, but Jesus saying to Him, “Father forgive them, for they do not know what they are doing,” and then God doing exactly so.
We may get extremely upset over the innocent children that were lost today, but remember because of us, and our sins, Jesus who is and was perfect and completely innocent suffered hell on the cross for the forgiveness of our sins. He could have easily wiped us all out kept His Godhood, saved himself from the humility and started brand new. Instead He gave Himself for us so that we would not have to bear the punishment of our sins.
The love of God is beyond all human understanding. God may hate all sin, as He rightful should, but at the same time He forgives us of our wrongs time and time again. There is no end to His forgiveness.
Today I may be upset over the shooting, but I know I am just as guilty and that God forgives us all. I am thankful for the God I serve.