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to have you here to share today's Daily Bread. As
Moses continues this address to the children of Israel, he talks about
the nations that were currently living in the land of their inheritance.
were seven nations, stronger than Israel; the Hittites, Gergashites,
Amorites, Canaanites, Perizzites, Hivites and the Jebusites.
refresh our memories as to who these people were. If we go back to the
book of Genesis, we find that Noah had three sons: Shem, Ham, and
Japheth. These nations are the descendants of Ham (Genesis
10:6-20). If we read through the bloodline of Shem (Genesis
11:11-26), we discover that Abraham (Israel) is the descendant of
was a story about Noah in the tent of his vineyard after the flood, when
Ham purposed to shame his father. Let's look at the curse that Noah, a
man deeply beloved of God, put on Canaan (Canaan was Ham's son).
And Noah awoke from his wine, and knew what his younger son had
done unto him. And he said, Cursed be Canaan; a servant of
servants shall he be unto his brethren. And he said, Blessed be
the LORD God of Shem; and Canaan shall be his servant.
we have a better idea of who's who and what the origin of all of this
is. Another thing to keep in mind is that God saved only Noah and his
family (8 people) alive through the Great Flood, so obviously Noah's
sons were God fearing people at that time. But over the years, as Noah's
descendants spread throughout the Earth ...
And God blessed Noah and his sons, and said unto them, Be
fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the Earth.
Many of the nations that developed from Noah's three sons (including
Ham's descendants which are Canaan) chose to forsake God and serve other
back to what Moses was saying to Israel. When the Lord delivers them
(the people of Canaan) to you, don't make any deals with them, or show
them mercy. Make no marriages with them, because they will cause your
children to forsake God and He will destroy you suddenly. Destroy their
altars, images and groves, and burn them.
Moses explains the affection that God has for the children of Israel,
more than any other nation on Earth, and if they will love God and be
obedient to Him, He will bless them above all people.
ABOMINATIONS BIBLE STORY LESSON WITH ABOMINATIONS BIBLE STORY EXPLANATION
AND ABOMINATIONS BIBLE STORY SUMMARY
knowing that the seven nations that Israel is about to oppose are
stronger than they are, Moses assures the Hebrews of God's protection,
reminding them of the miracles that He did in Egypt, and that He will do
the same to these heathen nations too. He adds an interesting thing
also, that the heathen will be driven out gradually so that wild animals
don't overpopulate the land.
like you to give special attention to the last two verses of this
The graven images of their gods shall ye burn with fire: thou
shalt not desire the silver or gold that is on them, nor take it
unto thee, lest thou be snared therein: for it is an abomination
to the LORD thy God. Neither shalt thou bring an abomination
into thine house, lest thou be a cursed thing like it: but thou
shalt utterly detest it, and thou shalt utterly abhor it; for it
is a cursed thing.
Why should these verses be thought provoking to you? Because we should
be careful in our ungodly society of today, where people are convinced
that almost anything is acceptable, that we don't allow abomination in
our homes, because our consciences are so dead to what is Godly and what
That reminds me of
something king David wrote:
Who can understand his errors? cleanse thou me from secret
faults. Keep back thy servant also from presumptuous sins; let
them not have dominion over me: then shall I be upright, and I
shall be innocent from the great transgression.
What is a secret
fault? Well, a secret is something that is hidden. Sometimes when we
desire something sinful, we keep the fact that it is sin hidden
even from ourselves so that we don't feel guilty about it. We choose not
to discern the right and wrong of some things because we're afraid the
TRUTH will reveal the sin in them.
What is a
presumptuous sin? It is overstepping due bounds. A white lie would be a
good example of a presumptuous sin. You are presuming that you can make
an exception (overstepping the bounds) to the commandment that you shall
not bear false witness. If you presume you can take the liberty
of altering righteousness for your own purposes or for a specific
occasion, you may want to take a closer look at whether or not you are
ABOMINATIONS BIBLE STORY INFORMATION WITH ABOMINATIONS
BIBLE STORY MEANING AND ABOMINATIONS BIBLE STORY DISCUSSION
Now let's get back
to the "abominations" issue, shall we? Why not take an
inventory of your own home and ask yourself, would God approve of the
figurines or knick knacks or statues or wall hangings or paintings or
photographs that are displayed in your home? (Don't forget the kid's
rooms.) What about the books, magazines, or other reading materials that
occupy your bookshelves or coffee table? Would you share the paperbacks
you read with Jesus? (Guess what ... He already knows every word you
read.) But ... How can one know what a book contains unless they read
it? It's no secret that paperback novels are notorious for ungodly
content. Read the cover before you buy it or check it out from the
library and make a righteous ... Conscientious ... Choice. If you're sure you would
recommend the book to Jesus when you're
through reading it, and you've not blinded your conscience just because
you desire to read it, then it's probably fine, but if you have other
"secret" motives for reading it, this may fall into the
presumptuous sin category, no?
have to be tangible items. What about the music played in your home or
the television shows that are viewed? This is a very individual matter.
Only you (and God) know if any of these things are abominations or not.
If the children of Israel had a little golden butterfly in their tent,
but it wasn't something they worshipped or even gave a second thought to
for the most part ... If it was just a reflection to them of something
that God created, that's certainly not the same as worshipping a golden
calf. What may be an abomination to one person, may not be an
abomination to another. Some people abuse drugs ... That is an
abomination to their flesh. Other people need drugs to manage a physical
condition that may be life threatening without the drug ... That is not
an abomination. Same drug, but to one it is an abomination, and to the
other it is medication.
If your ceramic
unicorn collection gets more attention from you than God does ... You may
want to think about how God feels about that. If you have difficulty
determining what might be considered an abomination, check out the
GENTILE LAW study, but a good rule of thumb is, if you have any
feeling that something may be rejected by the Lord, why take the chance?
Get rid of it ... Your soul is worth more than any material (or other)
thing can possibly be.
Glad you were here
today. It's always a pleasure sharing Daily Bread with you. See you