“He that justifieth the wicked, and he that condemneth the just, even they both are abomination to the LORD.”
My Daddy Used to Say
Down here in the southern United States it is common to hear someone say, “Like my daddy used to say…” What did my dad use to say? He said a lot of wise things. Here are a few examples…
- “You haven’t really worked until you’ve shed some blood.”
- “It’s colder than a witch’s upper torso outside.”
- “I love your soul, but I’m gonna woop your flesh.”
- “I brought you into this world; I can take you out” (he borrowed that from Bill Cosby).
- “Right before God does something, the devil will always try to mess it up. So, if something bad is happening, God’s just about to do something.”
But when I read this proverb, the first thing that came to my mind was something else my father used to say all the time: “Six of one, half-a-dozen of another.” In other words, one thing meant about as much as another thing.
My God Says
Well, my Abba Father has said a lot of wise things, too. And when it comes to people who either justify the wicked (say what they are doing is OK) or condemn the just (say what is right is wrong), His disgust with them is about “six of one, half-a-dozen of another.” God despises them both equally.
Isaiah 5:20 – “Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!”