Big Hill Bible Studies
14 June 2018
Here we see the description of personified evil. Throughout these verses there is not listed a single redeeming quality. Solomon begins his description of an evil person as "A worthless person, a wicked man." His speech is perverse, his motives are evil, he is rude, plus in verses 13 and 14 we see his every intent is to do evil. But in verse 15 we see his lifestyle will have a sudden, final ending.
As we continue to read verses 16-19, read this aloud and listen to what you are describing. Does anyone you know come to mind? While we may not be guilty of all 7 of these "things the Lord hates", we certainly would have been remorseful and willing to make amends for the wrong done - wouldn't we?
As the passage for today concludes, we continue to see an evil character emerge. It may be difficult to consider that such a person could exist, but the truth is we all know that such people do. How does someone come to be that person? What type of environment brings about someone like that? Considering the slide man has taken over the past generations, it is not much of a stretch to see how this happens. It is also sad to stop and consider what the future holds for mankind. On the present course we are taking, how hard is it to imagine we will be back to the days of Noah - where men were constantly thinking evil and perverse thoughts with every thought being evil. Let's pray that we come to our senses, humble ourselves, pray, and seek God to forgive and heal us. Tomorrow we see the instruction from Solomon on how we are to learn from this.