The kind of person on whom I look with favor is one with a poor and humble spirit, who trembles at my word. – Isaiah 66:2
What is better than fellowship with God? Can anything on earth satisfy or bless us as He does? How overwhelming it is when we realize that the almighty Creator and Sustainer of the universe desires to look on us with favor.
Scripture says that the Lord will look with favor on the one who is humble and contrite and who trembles at His Word. This word look in Hebrew is nabat, and it means “to regard, to consider, or to pay attention to.” In plain words, we're told that the God-fearing person who hates what He hates and loves what He loves is the one the Lord pays favorable attention to.
To experience the favor of God is amazing and incredible, to say the least. Journey through this book with me and consider the Scriptures that tell us what the Lord hates and what He loves. Ask the Lord to teach you to live with all your heart, soul, mind, and strength for Him, in such a way that He will look upon you with favor.
My friend Rabbi Greg Hershberg has written one of the most practical books I’ve seen in a long time. If we love God, we should desire to better understand what He loves . . . and what He hates. If you desire to walk more fully in God’s favor, this book is for you!
Rabbi Jonathan Bernis
Host of Jewish Voice
Every true believer desires an intimacy with God that is authentic and meaningful. We want to please Him, and in turn, we want Him to be pleased with us. Rabbi Greg Hershberg’s new book, Things God Hates, Things God Loves, is a powerful revelation of God’s desire to bless His children and be in close communion with them. As sons of Adam, we desperately want a Genesis 2 walk with the Lord while living in a Genesis 3 fallen world. Jesus made a restored relationship possible through the cross and empty tomb. This book shows us what a close intimate walk with God looks like and how we can achieve it.
Dr. H. Dean Haun
Senior Pastor, First Baptist Church, Morristown, Tennessee
President and Founder, Harvest of Israel