Proverbs 6:16-19 These six things doth the LORD hate: yea, seven are an abomination unto him: A proud look, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood, An heart that deviseth wicked imaginations, feet that be swift in running to mischief, A false witness that speaketh lies, and he that soweth discord among brethren.
As Christians, we all retain the old sin nature. It’s possible for anyone to be tempted by sin, and to give in. Living in known sin with no remorse, cannot be a saved person’s lifestyle. A Christian will desire to be more like their Saviour, Jesus Christ.
1 John 1:9 was placed in scripture for the redeemed who have given in to sin’s temptations. It tells us how to get back where we should be, in fellowship with God. However, what truly sickens God is the disobedience of pre-meditated sin. Planning on sinning, thinking God has to forgive you some day. God will always forgive you of your sin, but does not always take away the penalty of that sin.
There are those who cannot wait to sin. Their feet are swift to run to mischief. These people not only plan, and meditate on sin, but also can’t wait to get to it. If only Christians were so eager to serve, as some sinners are eager to sin.
Of the first six things the Lord hates, we find lying to be part of two of them. God hates lying. Even more, falsely accusing, or lying against another person. Not only have you sinned, but you have also defamed the character of another. These lies damage something which God hold’s dear, the testimony of their life. We should guard our testimony as if it were gold. God truly hates it when someone tries to falsely tear that down.
The last on the list is also called an abomination unto God. Abomination carries the meaning of something that stinks, and will turn your stomach. What ultimately turns God’s Stomach? People gossiping, slandering, exaggerating, lying, and dividing the body of Christ. It’s verbally attacking the people whom God loves, and we should love too. It makes God sick.
God is a God of reconciliation. Reconciling people to himself, and also to one another. He has never been the God of division. If we are to be more like Christ, shouldn’t we too be more about healing, than dividing?
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