Brother Cecil Walker (dec)

My friends in the Lord, I hope you are fine today, and may it continue with you for sometime. As for myself I have fair days and bad days, and once in a while I have a good day, for which I am very thankful indeed. If I don’t have any more good days I won’t abhor anyone for that, unless I abhor myself. But I trust that I will never abhor, or hate myself or anyone else, because the Bible tells us to love our brother as we love our self, so we must love our self first before we can love others.

The word abhorred, or abhor could mean extreme hate under some conditions, or for one person to detest another person, and repugnant means to be contrary and offensive. Israel was so caught up with all of their graven image worship they made God jealous, because God wanted them to worship Him and Him only. (PS 78:59) “When God heard this, He was wroth, and greatly abhorred Israel:” Now God was wroth meaning angry, or mad at Israel because of what they were doing with graven images, instead of giving their devotional service to Him, the real God, who had power to help them in life.

It seems to me that Job had a problem of complaining too much to his neighbors and friends about his relationship with God, and they were tired of hearing about his troubles; but Job said, (10:1) “My soul is weary of my life; I will leave my complaint upon myself; I will speak in the bitterness of my soul.” Now Job was so distraught about what Satan had done to him, with God’s permission of course, that he cursed the day of his birth, he said let the day perish wherein I was born. I would probably have felt the same way as Job did at that time, nothing was going in his favor now and he felt the bitterness of that in his soul; but Job never lost faith in God, and because of his faith, everything Satan had taken away from him or caused him to lose was returned to him many times over. I would be thankful to God if I had the faith that Job had, but we are not all blest in the same way are we?

Now Judah had turned their backs on God and were in much trouble, and were asking if there were any among the vanities of the Gentiles that could cause rain. (Jer. 14:20,21) “We acknowledge, O Lord, our wickedness, and the iniquity of our fathers: for we have sinned against thee.” :21 “Do not abhor us, for thy name’s sake, do not disgrace the throne of glory: remember, break not thy covenant with us.” Why do people wait until they are in deep trouble to start calling on God for help? When they could have avoided all of this by staying in tune, or contact with Him in the first place; most people seem to think they can handle things better than God can, but are they wrong to think such? I don’t know if these folks really needed rain or not, but if their minds had been set on God and Godly things they would most likely had rain, and the other things in life that they needed as well. If we take God for granted, then we won’t be granted the blessings that God has promised us in life. If we call a wicked man righteous we shall be cursed by the people, and our nation will abhor us or hate us. (Rom. 12:9) “Let love be without dissimulation. Abhor that which is evil; cleave to that which is good.” If we live by this one verse in Romans we will be on good ground with our Lord, and not have much to worry about, avenge not ourselves, the Lord said, vengeance is mine; so let Him take care of it for us.