The Lord hates the sins of the tongue and the spreading of strife and lies.


November 24, 2019

Grace Bible Church
pastor Teacher
Robert R. McLaughlin
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The Lord hates the sins of the tongue and the spreading of strife and lies.

Now, I want these two messages to focus in on the implacability of most believers today because they either lack gratitude inwardly or thankfulness overtly, and, in many cases, they lack both.

One of the many words that I like to use that are not directly quoted from the original language of the Bible, including the Hebrew, nor the Aramaic, nor the Koine (Common) Greek has a word like the English word implacability.

It is the point that comes from the Latin word — implacabilis; meaning implacable, impossible to appease, impossible to satisfy, no matter what you think, say, or do, it means to be  stubborn-minded, or to be in a constant state of friction.

It doesn’t matter how many times you have asked them for forgiveness, they are filled with anger, wrath, bitterness, jealousy, but most of all, their one desire is to hurt you many, many, times.

Normally, when we go to Pro 6, we begin with PRO 6:16 which says that There are six things which the Lord hates, and the seventh thing is in PRO 6:19  A false witness {who} utters lies, And one who spreads strife among brothers.

I have always been intrigued or fascinated by the seventh thing mentioned in verse 19 which is that the Lord hates the sins of the tongue and the spreading of strife and lies.

In fact,  I also enjoy the Doctrine of Numerology here because when David writes to Solomon, he said that “There are six things which the Lord hates, Yes, seven which are an abomination to Him.

Throughout the word of God, the number 7 refers to is a seeker of the truth, and therefore the finished work of our Lord Jesus Christ on the cross because He said “Tetelestai” meaning that His work upon the cross is finished.

Joh 17 says it JOH 17:4  “I glorified Thee on the earth, having accomplished the work which Thou hast given Me to do.”

JOH 19:30   When Jesus therefore had received the sour wine, He said, “It is finished!” And He bowed His head, and gave up His spirit.

Many of you will recall what I recently said this past Friday that there is not a question that **** you can ask me that I will not have an answer for.

Now, before I go on, I want to warn you to be a good listener and to be careful not to draw conclusions about the obvious.

There are times we must make decisions that we cannot afford to ignore because certain problems can only be solved by the Written Word of our Lord Jesus Christ as the Living Word alive in us.

For as the apostle Paul said GAL 2:20 “I have been crucified with Christ; and it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me;”

As our Lord was starting to give some very important warnings to the disciples concerning HOW they listen. in LUK 8:18 “Therefore take care or be careful how you listen;

Notice the words, ‘Take Care” for example, in MAR 4:24 to WHAT you listen to; “Take care what you listen to. By your standard of measure it shall be measured to you; and more shall be given you besides.

JOH 7:24  “Do not judge according to appearance, but judge with righteous judgment.”

PSA 19:13  Keep back Thy servant from presumptuous sins; Let them not rule over me; Then I shall be blameless, And I shall be acquitted of great transgression.

We are also told that when it comes to “passing judgment” that in  1CO 4:5  Therefore do not go on passing judgment before the time, but wait until the Lord comes who will both bring to light the things hidden in the darkness and disclose the motives of men’s hearts; and then each man’s praise will come to him from God.

Then, of course, MAT 7:1-5, is our final passage especially when it says such things like  “Do not judge lest you be judged. For in the way you judge, you will be judged; and by your standard of measure, it will be measured to you.”

Finally, remember what our Lord said in the Old Testament to the prophet Isaiah; ISA 11:3  And He will delight in the fear of the Lord, And He will not judge by what His eyes see, Nor make a decision by what His ears hear;

And, that my friend is how most believers go through life with fear, anger, envy, jealousy, hatred, but most of all, “revenge motivation” and they have no desire for reconciliation.

However, remember, JUD 1:16  These are grumblers, finding fault, following after their {own} lusts; they speak arrogantly, flattering people for the sake of {gaining an} advantage.

Especially when it comes to certain types of sins like MAS, SOT, and lack of appreciation.

And there’s a statement that all of us should be aware of and guard our hearts against — and that statement is a warning to the arrogant believer who is never content and always envying or lurking after that which others have.

Now, let’s begin with my main passage which reveals one of the saddest responses to the grace of God.

As many of you know, the word “water” is used in the Bible for the “water of the word; Eph 5:26.

First of all, the seriousness of the man’s role in marriage is given in EPH 5:25-26  Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ also loved the church and gave Himself up for her; that He might sanctify her, having cleansed her by the washing of water with the word,

ISA 55:1  “Ho! Every one who thirsts, come to the waters; And you who have no money come, buy and eat. Come, buy wine and milk Without money and without cost.

Here is an amazing miracle that is not magic or trickery but the simultaneous instant healing of ten men with leprosy.

Healing just one would have glorified the Lord but our Lord healed ten at once and interestingly enough under the doctrine of numerology ten represents the number of Divine Perfection.

For example: Ten represents the number of Divine Perfection.

There are 10 commandments (Exo 20)

There were 10 plagues on Egypt (Exo 9:14)

There are 10 “I AM”‘s spoken by Jesus in John.

 

1. I am the Bread of Life

2. I am He

3. I am from above

4. I am the Light of the world

5. I am One that bears witness of Myself

 

6. I am the Door of the sheep

7. I am the Good Shepherd

8. I am the Resurrection and the Life

9. I am the Way, the Truth, and the Life

10.  I am the True Vine


The miracles Jesus did were not for self-exaltation or for money but because of mercy on people who suffered.

Now, believe or not, it is a tribute to modern medicine that most of us know very little about the disease called leprosy.

Most of us have never seen a leper.

In Bible times, like cancer today, it was the most feared disease in the world.

So much so did the ancients fear it that anyone suspected of having the disease was banished from society.

In the rabbinic writings we find remedies for various diseases but nothing is listed for leprosy.

The rabbis said that curing leprosy was like raising the dead.

  1. Leprosy was a hideous disease which is called Hansen’s Disease today after the Norwegian doctor who in 1873 discovered the bacteria that causes the disease.

 

There are actually several kinds of leprosy, and we know today that the Bible words translated “leprosy” actually cover a broad range of skin diseases, which is why  some modern translations use a phrase such as “an eruptive skin disease.”

First, a patch of skin is discolored. It might occur on the eyebrow, nose, ear, cheek or chin.

Second, the patch turns white or pink and begins to spread rapidly in all directions.

Third, the disease spreads to various internal organs. The eyebrows may disappear and spongy tumors appear on the body.

Fourth, tissue begins to disintegrate causing the hands and feet to become deformed.

Fifth, the nerve endings of the body are destroyed.

Sixth. This is the most critical and dangerous stage of leprosy because it means that the afflicted person loses the ability to feel pain.

  1. It was feared by the ancients because it produced such terrible results, because it was contagious, and because it could not be cured by man.

For all those reasons, Leviticus Chapters 13-14 gives special instructions concerning the diagnosis and treatment of leprosy.

It essentially says that any swelling or rash or skin infection must be immediately presented to the priest for his inspection.

He is to examine the sore, the skin surrounding and the color of the hair within the infected area.

White hair was considered to be a danger sign.

The person who was inspected would then be quarantined for seven days.

If not, then the person was diagnosed as having leprosy and was banished from society during the time of his infection.