Sunday, January 24, 2016

Do Not Be Part of What God Hates (Proverbs 6:17-19)

This passage of Scripture, describes six things God hates and seven that are an abomination to Him. Let us look at them:
1. A proud look
We should always be thankful and never be proud. Pride indicates that I had something to do with my success. The truth of the matter is all glory should go to God for anything that is accomplished in our lives. We have what we have because of God’s mercy and God’s grace.
2. A lying tongue
You need to always speak the truth. You do not always need to speak. There is no reason to be deceptive. That does not mean that we should be unkind to someone. Our lips should be seasoned with grace. Lying to cover up your sin or to make yourself look good is something that God hates.
3. Hands that shed innocent blood
It is sad the number of murders we have in our nation on a yearly basis. It is terrible that we refer to murder as abortion. Abortion is the worst type of murder there is, because it is shedding the life of an innocent child who cannot do anything to protect itself. God hates the shedding of innocent blood. There is a difference between capital punishment and abortion. The difference is innocent blood. God has given the government the power to take care of wicked people, and He has ordained capital punishment.
4. A heart that deviseth wicked imaginations
This describes the person that gets pleasure out of hurting others. Revenge has no place in the Christian’s heart.
5. Feet that be swift running to mischief - that is evil
God hates those that are looking to do wrong.
6. A false witness that speaketh lies
It is one thing to not tell the truth. God hates that, but here, He specifically says He hates those who tell lies about other people.
7. He that soweth discord among the brethren
God hates it when someone causes division between brothers and sisters in Christ.

Do not be part of something that God hates.
Your Friend,
David Teis

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