Mahomet Bible Students Convention — July 15 & 16, 2006

Study: "The Hates and Delights of the Lord"

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"Hates" - Sat. July 15th

Proverbs 6:16-19 (KJV) 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.

Zechariah 8:17 (KJV) And let none of you imagine evil in your hearts against his neighbor; and love no false oath: for all these are things that I hate, saith the LORD.

1 Is it proper to hate? Heb 1:9; Psa 45:7; 139:21-22; R4909[R4909] (Col 2, top, subheading: "Be Not Wise in Your Own Conceits"); R3928[R3928] (subheading "Why Art Thou Wroth" para. 1); R439[R439] (Col 2, top, subheading "God's Anger").
2 What are the six things hated / seven abominations? Which and why is one of the seven abominations not hated? (Prov 6:16-19)
3 Why is a proud look / haughty eyes hated? Prov 12:15; R5955[R5955] "Danger in Spiritual Pride"; R5000[R5000] "Beware Of Pride in the Heart".
4 Why is a lying tongue hated? James 3:8-10; Prov 12:22; F407[F407:1]; R3955[R3955] (subheading "Jacob's Deception of Isaac"; R4317[R4318] "Brotherhood in the Anointed" (last paragraph of article); R4380[R4381] "The Tongue a Power for Good and Evil" (subheading: "The Tongue Is a Fire").
5 Why are hands that shed innocent blood hated? Matt 26:24; 1 John 3:15; R2785[R2785] "I Find No Fault in This Man" (1st paragraph); R4651[R4651] "The Sins Borne by the Scape-Goat" (1st 2 paragraphs); R3092[R3092] "Fleeing for Refuge" (2nd paragraph).
6 Why is a heart that deviseth wicked imaginations / purposes hated? Prov 12:20; Psa 21:11; James 1:13-15; F612 "He Was a Liar and Murderer from the Beginning"; R3927 "Sin Lieth at the Door" (subheading: "The Respected Offering").
7 What is mischief and why are feet swift in running to mischief hated? Define: Mischief (also Strong's H7451) F583; R4376 "Our Personal Responsibilities"; R5274 "Evil-Doers and Busybodies"; R5886 "The Little Foxes" (1st 3 paragraphs).
8 Why is a false witness that speaketh lies hated? How is this different from a lying tongue? Ex 20:16; Deut 5:20; Prov 12:17; R3045 (para. beginning: "The fifth of these commands…")
9 Other hates of the Lord?

Mahomet Bible Students Convention — July 15 & 16, 2006

Study: "The Hates and Delights of the Lord"

"Delights" – Sun. July 16th

Revelation 4:11 (KJV) Thou art worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honor and power: for thou hast created all things, and for thy pleasure they are and were created.

1 What is and why does God delight in a "just weight"? Prov.11:1; 16:11; Psa. 89:14; T124 para. 2&3; R3635 (subheading: "Justice a Part of Character Development"); R5857 (subheading: "Justice the Basic Quality of Character")
2 What is it to be "upright in our way" and a delight of God? Prov. 11:20; R2031 "David's Gratitude to God" (para 2).
3 Further, why is the "prayer of the upright His delight?" Prov. 15:8; James 5:16; John 15:7; F679-680; R1864 "The Privilege And Power Of Prayer" (esp. para's 1-3, 7 & 8); R5310 "Prayer the Vital Breath of the New Creature" (esp. subheading: "The New Creature's Greatest Need")
4 Why are "they that deal truly" Gods delight? Prov. 12:22; R3954 "Selling the Birthright" (esp. subheading: "Jacob's Deception of Isaac"); R4808 (subheading: "A Thus Saith the Lord Should Be the End of All Controversy", point # 2 – Virtue).
5 What are the characteristics of mercy and how is that an evident delight of God? Prov. 3:3; Micah 6:8; 7:18; Matt. 5:7; R2250 para. beginning with point # "(5) Blessed are the merciful…;" R3735 (subheading: "Blessed Are the Merciful"; R5309 "Mercy and Truth, Component Elements of Christian Character")
6 Who is His "elect" that he takes delight in and why? Isa 42:1; Col 1:19; 1 Pet. 1:2; 2 Pet. 1:17; E41; R3587 (subheadings: "The Elect Foreknown" and "God Delights in His Elect")
7 What evidence do we have that God delights in exercising … (Jer 9:24)
A Loving kindness? Psa 63:3; R5440 "His Loving-Kindness, O How Great" (esp. para's 1-3).
B Judgment? Psa 19:9; R1391(2 para's beginning: "The judgments [mispat-ordinances or decrees] of the Lord are true;…"); R524 "Acceptable With God"
C Righteousness (Justice)? R5275 (subheading: "Justice First, Love Followed")
8 Other delights of the Lord?


"Finally then, brethren, we beseech and exhort you in the Lord Jesus, that, as ye received of us how ye ought to walk and to please God, even as ye do walk, --that ye abound more and more." 1 Thess. 4:1