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Proverbs 15:14; 18:13; Psalm 53:1

Pro 15:14  The heart of him that hath understanding seeketh knowledge: but the mouth of fools feedeth on foolishness. 

What a thought provoking verse. The very first part of this passage reveals a person that is very thoughtful. An understanding person knows that he does not know everything. This type of person is a seeker of knowledge. He wants to hear so that he can learn. There are many today that want to close their ears to words that might expand their knowledge. A seeker of knowledge is a reader and a hearer. A seeker of knowledge will feed many. Proverbs 10:21 says “The lips of the righteous feed man.” A seeker of the knowledge of God that applies that knowledge to their life and gains forgiveness, cleansing and salvation is the righteous that will feed many because they have something they have learned to give to others.

The contrast to the seeker of knowledge is “but the mouth of fools feedeth on foolishness” Proverbs 15:14b.

Pro 18:13  He that answereth a matter before he heareth it, it is folly and shame unto him. 

Has this ever happened to you? How often has someone cut you off or how often have you cut someone off that is trying to contribute to your knowledge. Consider, you are not Hetty on NCIS Los Angeles. We are not mind readers no matter how perceptive you thing you are. There are 2 things I would warn you about. To believe that you know what some one is going to say is evidence of presumption and an element of self-conceit. An old standard statement is, God gave us 2 ears and 1 mouth so that we can hear twice as much as we speak. This presumption of knowledge brings shame. Proverbs 26:12 says “Seest thou a man wise in his own conceit? There is more hope of a fool than of him.” We need to learn how to listen carefully to others.

Psa 53:1  The fool hath said in his heart, There is no God. Corrupt are they, and have done abominable iniquity: there is none that doeth good. 

This verse is considered an emphatic statement about the atheist. Notice the proclamation that an atheist is called a fool. The term fool overshadows the sense of sin in such a proclamation. We consider sin to be a horrible, terrible thing, yet the foolishness of a person denying God overwhelms the idea of sin. This statement is worse than a heathen that believes there is a God but continues in wickedness and sin. The denial of God is “abominable iniquity.” The stench of denial reaches heaven. Here is a fool who has denied the creation that he lives and thrives on. Here is a fool who has denied the Son of God, our Redeemer and Savior. Here is a fool who has denied the sacrifice of the Son of God. Here is a fool who has denied the shed blood of the Son of God which cleanses us from sin. Here is a fool that is an abominable stench to God and has no hope in this life or the life here after. Our prayer should be that God deniers might see the mighty work of God.

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William Andrew Dillard

Now hold on just a minute, dear reader! Be slow to offense! Think with me a minute, and I am certain you will rejoice in the meaning of the title of this article. Of course, normally this word “abomination” carries with it only negative, abhorrent connotations, but there really is something valuable to consider here. It is embodied in the words of Solomon in Proverbs 29:27. “An unjust man is an abomination to the just: and he that is upright in the way is abomination to the wicked.” 

The idea presented by the word “abomination” in the ancient language denotes that which is to be considered unclean, detestable, disgusting, to be abhorred, etc. Certainly those ideas remain in the English translation.

Consider that the aforementioned verse of scripture sets forth reciprocal action. It means that everyone is indeed an abomination to someone. Therefore the important question to be answered is not “are you an abomination?” but “to whom are you an abomination?” The unjust man may be a dirty addict on skid row or a morally upright man determined to live life his own way in outright opposition to the teachings of the Holy Word. Across the spectrum of these tangents the just find those ways of life to be an abomination; to be avoided; ways to warn their young ones against. On the other hand, those who are upright in the Lord’s way of life are held in similar disgust and abomination by those who are wicked.
So, there is no escaping it. Everyone is an abomination to someone. Furthermore, both the just and the unjust will stand before Him Who created, owns, and will judge all things and all people. That being true, should it ever really be a question as to whom you want to be considered an abomination?

Ancient Joshua called all Israel to this decision long, long ago. He challenged Israel, saying: Choose you this day whom you will serve, but, as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord!

The children of the King must not look with longing eyes to the din, noise, and gaiety of the world’s crowd, with whom to be popular is death, rather they should revel in the sweet knowledge of being children of the King, citizens of heaven, and, yes, an abomination to them that perish. Those who realize this as their status, have all the reasons in the world to rejoice.

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