What is detestable? disgusting, hateful, despicable, repulsive, horrible, horrid, awful.
When you enter the land which the LORD your God gives you,
you shall not learn to imitate the detestable things of those nations.
There shall not be found among you
anyone who makes his son or his daughter pass through the fire,
one who uses divination,
one who practices witchcraft,
or one who interprets omens,
or a sorcerer,
or one who casts a spell,
or a medium,
or a spiritist,
or one who calls up the dead.
For whoever does these things is detestable to the LORD;
and because of these detestable things
the LORD your God will drive them out before you.
You shall be blameless before the LORD your God.
Read that list of detestable things again. Satanism, demons, and the occult are not games, but real. The Bible warns against these things. Stay away from them in every form in your life! They are detestable to God. This was why God judged the peoples where Israel was heading. Very serious! The rising interest in these things are a sign we are nearing the end of the age. Be careful. Don't love the things that God says are horrible, disgusting, detestable!
So what should the Israelites do when they are surrounded with the occult… and what should we do?
The LORD your God will raise up for you a prophet like me from among you, from your countrymen, you shall listen to him. Deuteronomy 18:15
Ah, something they could do!
This prophesy was talking about the Lord Jesus! Listen to Him!
While he was still speaking, a bright cloud overshadowed them, and behold, a voice out of the cloud said, "This is My beloved Son, with whom I am well-pleased; listen to Him!" Matthew 17:5
Jesus is the living Word of God. And now we also have the written Word of God, the Bible. Satan is a liar. He will trick you. God will never lie and will not trick you. Read your Bible. Obey! It will preserve your life.
There was something else they could do. Discover it for yourself in verses 21, 22!
Beloved, do not imitate what is evil, but what is good. 3 John 1:11
I'm so thankful for God's guidance. I might be drawn away to detestable things!
Today, with God's help, I'm going to imitate what is good!
More than anything I would like to encourage you in your walk with God!