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How to Avoid What God Hates.
Throughout scripture in the Bible, there you can find thousands of examples showing how to avoid what God hates. He warns us over, over and again about the things that you should stay away from and how to identify them.
19 Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these; Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness,
20 Idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies,
21 Envyings, murders, drunkenness, revellings, and such like: of the which I tell you before, as I have also told you in time past, that they which do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God.
When you read through the scriptures, you will begin seeing men and women, disobeying God throughout all history.
Kings, Lords, politicians, priest, wise men, commoners and the like, all throughout Biblical history suffered punishment and even shorter lives due to the fact that they disobeyed God’s law.
God is very clear about what he does not like and expects from us, especially as Christians, to avoid in our lives.
The law of reaping and sowing.
We’ve all experienced this in our life or have seen it in others lives. The law of reaping and sowing, the law of cause and effect, are an example of the outcome of disobedience.
The law is very simple, if you say so or spread destructive or bad behavior, then you will reap destruction or bad outcomes in your life.
Plain and simple.
But, there is a Twist to this.
If you go, spreading good behavior or positive influences in your life, then you will receive blessings and positive outcomes from God.
We should all strive to make sure that we are spreading good positive behavior because it is contagious.
If others see you with a positive attitude and performing actions that are pleasing to God, then they will see the blessings in your life.
It is only natural for others to question how they can receive a better outcome in their lives.
The Bible is the instruction manual.
God did not put us on this Earth without instructions.
That would be cruel and inhumane to expect us to follow not having a guideline or set of rules to go by.
God has given us an instruction manual which is the Bible.
It tells us what is right, what’s not right, how to change our Behavior to be pleasing to God and how to stay in God’s favor by our actions.
We have more than enough examples throughout history, to show us what good behavior and bad behavior looks like, including the outcomes for both.
Use those examples and warnings through scriptures, to construct your life as to conform to what God asks of us.
The new you that desires good.
Only God can give you the understanding of the instruction manual, but only when you’re born again through the mercies of God through his son Jesus Christ, (read more here if you’re confused – How to Gain Access to Heaven Knowing For Sure?).
Once born again, God will give you the Holy Spirit as a new believer in Christ.
We are blessed with the immersion of the holy spirit in our lives to help us continue to grow our hunger and will that is right in his eyes.
With the Holy Spirit living inside of your soul, gives you a new presence in your life and molds you, as a new Christian, into the character that God has designed for us.
The best way to look at this, the holy spirit is God’s Helping Hand, a guide through the instruction manual, and to help us decipher what is right and what is wrong.
Your conscience so to speak.
Drawing a line in the sand.
I had to do this in my life. There was a period of time in my life where I was spinning out of control.
Partying, drinking way too much, and did not have a good outlook on life.
I had always grown up in church, I knew right from wrong, but the discernment was not there.
I had somewhat turn my back on God.
Thankfully, over a period of bad things that happened in my life, I was able to find my way back to people that I knew and trusted, turning my life back over to God.
Not changing my life was so overwhelming that I couldn’t do anything but change my focus toward God.
It was not an overnight change by any means, however, when the Holy Spirit came into my life I started to discern right from wrong through wiser eyes.
As your eyes are open, you will start to see the Line in the Sand with high definition.
God will reveal more things and more areas of your life that he is looking for you to change.
If you adapt to these Revelations, and you do not cross back over the line in the sand that was drawn while continuing to move farther away from that line.
Only then will “real joy” become part of your life.
22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith,
23 Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law.
24 And they that are Christ’s have crucified the flesh with the affections and lusts.
Weaker days will come and you will struggle, but the farther you are away from the baseline the easier it will be not to indulge in your sinful addictions.
Find your joyous place and work hard to stay there.
This is not a test that you can do alone. You need to seek out others like I did, that can help you through the days when your week.
But the only person who can truly help you through some of your weakest times is God.
He is willing to help you as long as you accept his free gift of salvation through Jesus Christ.
This is first and foremost.
When you make this transformation, drawing that line in the sand and refusing to go back, then you can make the statement that “I’m with God and I will avoid everything that he is against”.
Ask yourself these three questions:
- Since the law of sowing and reaping is true what are you going to do to ensure that you receive a good crop of God’s blessings?
- What area of your life are you needing God to show you that needs to be changed?
- Are you and God on the same page, or are you clearly going against his will and indulging?