Here six things that the Lord hates» (Proverbs 6:16, ISV).
LET us TALK today about that very striking passage of the Old Testament that presents so clearly the behaviors that God hates. Knowing that hates them should be more than enough motivation for us to decide to stay away from them, don’t you think? Let us look at what they are and make a commitment to dismiss them from our lives forever.
Arrogant eyes. Self-praise; believing oneself to be a big deal; being incapable of recognizing our deficiencies, faults, or sins; not considering it necessary to humble ourselves before God every day while knowing that our lives (and all that we have) are fragile—all this displeases God deeply. For «who can teach a lesson to God, since he judges even the most powerful?” (Job 21:22, NLT). God «will save the humble people, but will bring down haughty looks» (Psalm 18:27).
A lying tongue. How could it not offend the Lord when we lie if He is the Truth? Lying goes against His very essence, His nature. Because of a great deceiver who is responsible for telling lies to the human race, our planet is involved in a conflict of astronomical dimensions. Dear friend, do not lie; God does not tolerate lying.
Hands shedding innocent blood. Perhaps you think that this has nothing to do with you, but look at what Jesus’s perspective was concerning this: «You have heard that people were told in the past, “Do not commit murder; anyone who does will be brought to trial.” But now I tell you: if you are angry with your brother you will be brought to trial, if you call your brother ‘You good-for-nothing!’ you will be brought before the Council, and if you call your brother a worthless fool you will be in danger of going to the fire of hell» (Matthew 5:21, 22, GNT).
A heart that devises wicked plans, and feet that are swift in running to evil. Wickedness is simply intolerable to God. With so many good and positive things to occupy the mind, why offend Him by scheming that which does not edify? A false witness who speaks lies. We can sense from Ten Commandments how serious it is bear false witness against another person: “You shall not bear false witness against another person: “you shall not bear false witness against your neighbor” (Exodus 20:16). Someone who sows discord among brethren. Showing discord reaps very bitter fruit, and God wants to free you from reaping it. As we said yesterday our ministry is that peace.