THE MESSAGE BIBLE IS MORE CLEAR:
Seven Things God Hates
16-19 Here are six things God hates,
and one more that he loathes with a passion:
eyes that are arrogant,
a tongue that lies,
hands that murder the innocent,
a heart that hatches evil plots,
feet that race down a wicked track,
a mouth that lies under oath,
a troublemaker in the family. PROVERBS 6
It is really easy to sin. Look around you. But, amongst the brethern who know better, it’s easy too if you aren’t careful.
The devil will find a way to get you in a bad place. He’ll even convince you that your sin is alright; that it is an exception.
He’ll make you think: “I’m this! I’m that! I’ve done this! I’m better than them.” Don’t believe it. That can cause arrogant eyes…ever so subtle. It can be sen in churches: “I’ve been here this long…how long have youuuuuuuuuuu been here?”
A Lying Tongue…
Lying tongues are all around; all the time. It’s contagious; pretty soon if you are not careful you’ll be exaggerating ..I mean lying too. Don’t join the liar’s club. That’s a group of people who lie and they all know it but it’s okay. It seems like such a trivial thing; but it’s not. Ever met someone who has everything going for them except they make up huge whoppers? I have. If it’s not the total truth…it’s a lie!
Hands that murder the innocent…
Aside from the obvious, people in authority have a great responsibility…have you false accused someone, framed someone, lied about someone ruining their life or altering the course that God has for them? Have you ignored a move in your spirit to help someone, minister to them, are your hands completely clean?
A Heart That Hatches Evil Plots
Perhaps you’ve been wronged and you want revenge…back out of it! Vengeance belongs to God. Tell no lies, create nothing unjustified against another, be right with God, forgive; lest that thing get mired down in your spirit causing you to think or be involved in the unthinkable!
Feet That race Into Mischief
Don’t let your feet put you in quicksand.
A mouth that lies under oath
Watch what you swear to or what you’ve sworn to. I know people who swear to uphold this country; yet they undermine it in little small ways. Have you been to court lately? Well, witnesses lie so much that they have to make them sit outside the courtroom while testimony goes on because that’s the only way the truth can be sorted.
A TROUBLEMAKER IN THE FAMILY
Many families have troublemakers. Is it you? This is not acceptable to God. Are you a rumor started or do you sow negative discord? If yes…you BETTER stop!
God loves you, but don’t make Him hate what you do; lest you be an abomination in His sight. If you’ve missed the mark, please repent and ask Him to strengthen and heal you of these bad habits and transgressions.