Contempt; despise; detest; disgust; hate; loathe; mean; vile; worthless.
These are just a few choice words that have the same meaning as abhor.
These are very strong words and they are very strong emotions to have against a person. Yet in the everyday hearing of a person’s vocabulary; these words are spoken often. They are as casual as hello. But do you know that when you speak these words you invoke a lifelong hurt within an individual that is really hard to shake off. Most of those words above you may not use but the most common words that are used in a daily vocabulary is hate; loathe; mean and worthless. I’ve heard kids tell their parents that they hate them; just because they were not allowed to do something that they wanted to do. This to me is very hurtful. I remember when I was a wee lass my mother told me that she hated me; it nearly destroyed me as a person. But it also taught me how to fight mentally. I was 41 when GOD delivered me from that pain, that’s a long time to hurt. Then I remember when my son was a young teen; maybe 13-15 when I read his diary and came across a page that read “I hate my mother”. I called my ex-husband crying uncontrollably to him about what our son wrote. He calmed me down but that thought to this day is still there though I no longer am a prisoner to the pain. I still sometime wonder what did I do to make him write that or does he still hate me. I spoke to my son a few years ago and let him know that when he was a kid I read that in his diary. He explained that he never has hated me and that is just something that kids say when their parents cause them to be angry. I tried to explain to him that words kill. It’s very hard; if ever for a person to survive words. Words destroy the psyche and the emotions. Think about the words that have been hurled towards you and how they have affected your life. So it is important that we must first come to JESUS. Renew the mind which will then clean the heart which will then change the vocabulary.
Abhor what is evil; cling to what is good. Romans 12:9
JESUS has been hated since it was publicized about HIS birth and believe it or not HE is still hated among those who don’t even believe in HIM. So I would like to know this; if you don’t believe in something or someone how is it possible to have contempt for HIM? I guess that means that you really do believe that JESUS is who HE is.
SON of Man that HE must suffer many things and be treated with contempt? Mark 9:12
Not only is this sad but it has a hint of humor. How would you like to be hated; treated unjustly yet given an extremely expensive gift and beautiful gift? A gift so awesome that people fight or gamble for it.
Then Herod, with his men of war, treated HIM with contempt and mocked HIM, arrayed HIM in a gorgeous robe, and sent HIM back to Pilate.
Here is a good lesson to learn; stop being so judgmental towards another.
Why do you show contempt for your brother? For we shall all stand before the judgment seat of CHRIST. Romans 14:10
Yuk mouth; profanity; speaking the opposite of what GOD has said about you, others and circumstances.
“His speech contemptible.” 2 Corinthians 10:10