Both are an Abomination to the Lord #673

He who justifies the wicked, and he who condemns the just, both of them alike are an abomination to the Lord. (Proverbs 17:15, NKJV)

An “abomination” is detestable and repugnant, a cause of hatred and disgust. Solomon said two sorts of people disgust God. First, the one who justifies (vindicates) wicked people. Next, those who condemn those who are just. Many people justify immorality under the guise of “personal choice”, “freedom”, “love” and “inclusion”. For example, when people support and promote homosexuality, Transgenderism, and any other sinful conduct, they do so without God’s approval. Be assured, it is an abomination before God to justify what God says is sin (2 Jno. 9-11). Not only is God repulsed by immorality, but also by those who excuse it. Those who condemn the upright are repugnant to God. Of course, it is always easier to condemn the righteous than it is to repent of our sins. Let us be careful not to excuse sin, and not to denounce the upright. Truly, “woe to those who call evil good, and good evil” (Isa. 5:20).

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