Holy Hatred: A False Witness Who Breathes Out Lies

Holy Hatred: A False Witness Who Breathes Out Lies

The British poet John Dryden once wrote, “Truth is the foundation of all knowledge and the cement of all societies.” The God of the Bible is a God of truth, and in the list of seven things that he hates, we have already considered “a lying tongue.” But Solomon also...
Holy Hatred: Feet that Make Haste to Run to Evil

Holy Hatred: Feet that Make Haste to Run to Evil

Four pastors were sitting down to lunch. Having just read James 5, in which James urges his readers to confess their sins to one another (v. 16), one suggested that they practice what they had read. They all agreed, and so the first pastor said, “I have been a little...
Holy Hatred: A Heart that Devises Wicked Plans

Holy Hatred: A Heart that Devises Wicked Plans

Have you ever watched a film or read a book—perhaps a horror, a crime thriller, or even an action title involving some elaborate criminal scheme—and thought, who comes up with this stuff? Have you ever read or heard of some act of real-life wickedness and wondered,...
Holy Hatred: Hands that Shed Innocent Blood

Holy Hatred: Hands that Shed Innocent Blood

The story is told of a three-year-old girl with a pet tortoise. One day, the tortoise would not emerge from its shell, so the concerned little girl took the reptile to her mother. When her mother could not coax the animal out, she concluded that it must have died....
Holy Hatred: A Lying Tongue

Holy Hatred: A Lying Tongue

On 11 September 2001, Tania Head was working for Merrill Lynch in the south tower of the World Trade Centre. After the second Boeing 767 ploughed into her floor, a dying colleague pleaded desperately with her to return his wedding ring to his wife. She agreed, but...
Holy Hatred: Haughty Eyes

Holy Hatred: Haughty Eyes

Finish this sentence: God hates … What is the first thing that comes to your mind? Adultery? Murder? Blasphemy? If you were to rank sins in terms of heinousness, what would your list look like? It is true, of course, that Christians should hate and seek to avoid all...