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Bible Studies on 6 Things God Hates & The Seven-fold Armor of God

6 Things God Hates & The Seven-fold Armor of God – Lesson 2: A Lying Tongue / A False Witness

He that speaketh truth sheweth forth righteousness: but a false witness deceit.” –Proverbs 12:17

Scripture Reading: Jeremiah 9:1-9

Introduction

A lying tongue and a false witness are closely related and yet can follow different paths of application.

To lie is to fail to tell the truth in the matter. Little children learn to do this rather early in life and it is a trait that must be corrected early. Some have a more difficult time than others overcoming this habit. But this type of lying is generally misrepresenting facts in our own lives—whether we took something or not,

6 Things God Hates & The Seven-fold Armor of God – Lesson 1: A Proud Look

“For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world.” –I John 2:16

Scripture Reading: Deuteronomy 8:10-20

Introduction

The first six lessons in this quarterly are based upon the six things that God hates, as found in Proverbs 6:16-19. Although it states, “seven are an abomination…” two are so closely related that they were combined in one lesson.

There is no apparent significance to the order in which these six things appear in the text, but the

6 Things God Hates & The Seven-fold Armor of God – Lesson 3: Shedding Innocent Blood

“In this the children of God are manifest, and the children of the devil: whosoever doeth not righteousness is not of God, neither he that loveth not his brother.” –I John 3:10

Scripture Reading Proverbs 1:7-19

Introduction

Nothing seems more wasteful than the unnecessary murders of innocent people. Yet, it has been going on from the very beginning, with the murder of Abel, on down to the present with the recent terrorist activities.

Even though wars are heinous, probably more in mind here is indiscriminate murder by individuals or groups. Examples abound: Cain killed Abel; David killed Uriah; Jezebel killed

6 Things God Hates & The Seven-fold Armor of God – Lesson 4: Wicked Imaginations

“Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.” –Philippians 4:8

Scripture Reading: Mark 7:14-23

Introduction

Some of man’s greatest ingenuity is invested in devising evil. Much of this was to create new battle implements or techniques of torture.

It takes a depraved mind to focus on ways of harming other people. The flood in Noah’s day and the judgment of Sodom and Gomorrah in

6 Things God Hates & The Seven-fold Armor of God – Lesson 5: Swiftness to do Evil

“Teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly, in this present world.” –Titus 2:12

Scripture Reading: Isaiah 59:1-8

Introduction

The Bible says that we all have sinned and come short of the grace of God. no matter how gratifying, when sin is finished, it brings forth death. Yet, there are certain sins that are more vile than others, both in showing the condition of the sinner and its effect on others. The same seems to be true about the readiness and willingness of some to do evil.

Again certain notable Bible examples

6 Things God Hates & The Seven-fold Armor of God – Lesson 6: Sowing Discord Among Brethren

“Where no wood is, there the fire goeth out: so where there is no talebearer, the strife ceaseth.” –Proverbs 26:20

Scripture Reading: I Corinthians 3:1-9, 18-23

Introduction

The last thing mentioned in Proverbs 6:19 that God hates is one who sows discord among brethren. Brethren would be any group of people who have a close fellowship and common ties that bind them together for the common good.

God is always trying to bring peace and harmony to people’s lives and especially to the church. He is trying to bring all mankind together through Christ. In fact, Christ’s kingdom will

6 Things God Hates & The Seven-fold Armor of God – Lesson 7: The Belt of Truth

“Behold, thou desirest truth in the inward parts: and in the hidden part thou shalt make me to know wisdom.” –Psalm 51:6

Scripture Reading: Ephesians 6:10-20

Introduction

The next seven lessons deal with the Christian’s armor, used in daily battle. Paul is emphasizing that our major battles are not against people but against forces that are unseen. He then outlines what is necessary for a Christian to stand against anything Satan can throw at us.

“The word rendered ‘wiles’ means, properly, that which is traced out appropriately here rendered wiles meaning cunning devices, arts, attempts to delude and destroy

6 Things God Hates & The Seven-fold Armor of God – Lesson 8: Breastplate of Righteousness

“Now he that ministereth seed to the sower both minister bread for your food, and multiply your seed sown, and increase the fruits of your righteousness.” –II Corinthians 9:10

Scripture Reading: Romans 6:11-23

Introduction

The breastplate was an important part of a soldier’s armor that covered his vital organs, especially the heart and lungs. The breastplate had two parts, the front and the back, and they went from his neck to his thighs. Most were made of plates or rings of metal, either like the scales of a fish or looped together to allow flexibility of movement, yet offered

6 Things God Hates & The Seven-fold Armor of God – Lesson 9: The Shoes of the Gospel

“Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ.” –Romans 5:1

Scripture Reading: Romans 10:6-17

Introduction

As a good shoe is important to many things, as in sports, farming, logging, hiking etc., so it was to the ancient warrior. “The protection of the feet and ankles consisted of two parts: 1) the sandals, or shoes, which often were fitted with nails or armed with spikes to make them hold firm in the ground; or 2) with greaves that were fitted to the legs…”(Barnes’ Notes on the New Testament, Kregel Publications, Grand Rapids, Michigan,

6 Things God Hates & The Seven-fold Armor of God – Lesson 10: Shield of Faith

“But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.” –Hebrews 11:6

Scripture Reading: Hebrews 11:32-40

Introduction

“Above all” in the context of Ephesians 6:16, is “not above all in point of importance of value, but ‘over-all,’ as a soldier holds his shield to defend himself. It constitutes a protection over every part of his body, as it can be turned in every direction. The idea is, that as the shield covered or protected the other parts