Thursday, January 31, 2013

Proverbs -- Six Sins, No Seven

There are six things which the LORD hates, yes, seven which are an abomination to Him: Haughty eyes, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood, a heart that devises wicked plans, feet that run rapidly to evil, a false witness who utters lies, and one who spreads strife among brothers. (Proverbs 6:16-19).

It is easy to agree on the first six sins God hates: 1) The sin of haughty eyes (pride); 2) lying; 3) murder; 4) deception; 5) wickedness; 6)falsehood, but we may overlook the seventh which is an abomination to Him; 7) One who spreads strife (sows discord) among God’s people. These sins have to do with the character of a worthless person whose eyes, tongue, hands, feet and mouth are used for evil. Our prayer will be, “Oh Lord, please deliver us from these sins.”

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