Do you turn God’s stomach and make His blood boil?
We have all seen and tasted things that literally upset our stomachs, giving us an overpowering urge to vomit. For many folks, the blood and gore of an accident scene will bring this kind of reaction. For others, merely putting certain foods in their mouths will do the same. Our stomachs turn and convulse.
Some things make us angry. A few things make us very angry. We respond to them with displeasure and indignation. The trigger might be an unkind word or a gross injustice. Whatever the case, our heart rate increases and our blood pressure rises, seemingly to the point of boiling.
When I read in Proverbs six that certain things are hateful and abominable to God, I think of turning stomachs and boiling blood. Let’s review some triggers of divine wrath and revulsion as recorded in Proverbs 6:16-19.
(I wrote that back in March of 2009 for use in the youth Sunday School quarterly published by Christian Light Publications: Behavior God Abhors.)
My mind this morning was on one of those seven abominations in Proverbs 6: false witness. I’d planned to do a blog post about that subject, but I need to postpone that project in favor of prioritizing more pressing matters.
I’ll just say this for now: A false witness is one whose words lack accuracy and truth. Is that too strong?