|REASONS||NAMES OF CHRIST||EXPLANATORY SCRIPTURES|
|Breaking a vow||Truth||When thou vowest a vow unto God, defer not to pay it; for he hath no pleasure in fools: pay that which thou hast vowed. Better is it that thou shouldest not vow, than that thou shouldest vow and not pay. Suffer not thy mouth to cause thy flesh to sin; neither say thou before the angel, that it was an error: wherefore should God be angry at thy voice, and destroy the work of thine hands? (Ecclesiastes 5:4-6)
Another thing you do: You flood the Lord's altar with tears. You weep and wail because he no longer pays attention to your offerings or accepts them with pleasure from your hands. You ask, "Why?" It is because the LORD is acting as the witness between you and the wife of your youth, because you have broken faith with her, though she is your partner, the wife of your marriage covenant. Has not the LORD made them one? In flesh and spirit they are his. And why one? Because he was seeking godly offspring. So guard yourself in your spirit, and do not break faith with the wife of your youth. "I hate divorce," says the LORD God of Israel, "and I hate a man's covering himself with violence as well as with his garment," says the LORD Almighty. So guard yourself in your spirit, and do not break faith. (Malachi 2:13-16)
|Dishonoring parents||Counselor|| "Honor your father and your mother, so that you may live long in the land the LORD your God is giving you. (Exodus 20:12)
Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right. "Honor your father and mother"--which is the first commandment with a promise-- "that it may go well with you and that you may enjoy long life on the earth." (Ephesians 6:1-3)
|Secret sin||Light||If I had cherished sin in my heart, the Lord would not have listened; (Psalm 66:18)
The LORD is far from the wicked but he hears the prayer of the righteous. (Proverbs 15:29)
|Pride||Lamb of God||You hear, O LORD, the desire of the afflicted; you encourage them, and you
listen to their cry, (Psalm 10:17)
But he gives us more grace. That is why Scripture says: "God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble." (James 4:6)
|Lustful Motives||Holiness||What causes fights and quarrels among you? Don't they come from your desires that battle within you? You want something but don't get it. You kill and covet, but you cannot have what you want. You quarrel and fight. You do not have, because you do not ask God. When you ask, you do not receive, because you ask with wrong motives, that you may spend what you get on your pleasures. You adulterous people, don't you know that friendship with the world is hatred toward God? Anyone who chooses to be a friend of the world becomes an enemy of God. (James 4:1-4)
For the sinful nature desires what is contrary to the Spirit, and the Spirit what is contrary to the sinful nature. They are in conflict with each other, so that you do not do what you want. (Galatians 5:17)
|Desiring to be rich||Savior||A stingy man is eager to get rich and is unaware that poverty awaits him.
if my steps have turned from the path, if my heart has been led by my eyes, or if my hands have been defiled, then may others eat what I have sown, and may my crops be uprooted. (Job 31:7-8)
|Committing adultery||Love||lest strangers feast on your wealth and your toil enrich another man's house.
"If my heart has been enticed by a woman, or if I have lurked at my neighbor's door, then may my wife grind another man's grain, and may other men sleep with her. For that would have been shameful, a sin to be judged. It is a fire that burns to Destruction ; it would have uprooted my harvest. (Job 31:9-12)
|Unbelief||The Way||And he did not do many miracles there because of their lack of faith.
Then he said to him, "Rise and go; your faith has made you well." (Luke 17:19)
|Unforgiving spirit||Redeemer|| For if you forgive men when they sin against you, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. But if you do not forgive men their sins, your Father will not forgive your sins.
Blessed are the merciful, for they will be shown mercy. (Matthew 5:7)
|Repaying evil for good||Prince of Peace||If a man pays back evil for good, evil will never leave his house.
He who leads the upright along an evil path will fall into his own trap, but the blameless will receive a good inheritance. (Proverbs 28:10)