Proverbs 6: King James Bible
An Abomination – Daily Devotion of Proverbs chapter six, Verses 16-19
16 These six things doth the Lord hate: yea, seven are an abomination unto him: 17 A proud look, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood,
18 An heart that deviseth wicked imaginations, feet that be swift in running to mischief, 19 A false witness that speaketh lies, and he that soweth discord among brethren.
Daily Inspiration from These Verses – An Abomination
If ever there were a handful of verses describing how NOT to be, these are it. If you think it’s a good idea to test the Lord’s patience, and experience a swift (and often damaging) humbling experience, well, just ignore the verses above. I assure you that you’d be sorry for it.
I could go on for quite awhile about each thing that the Lord hates, but I believe that it would be better to explain how not to do these things or embody these different traits that the Lord has big issues with. The Lord Jesus tells us how to avoid being a type of person that the Father can’t stand. Here it is:
Matthew 22: King James Bible
37 Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. 38 This is the first and great commandment.
39 And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself. 40 On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.
If we truly love the Lord with all of our hearts, and we truly love our neighbor as we do ourselves, the proud looks are replaced with humility. We’ll know better than to lie to people, or to bear false witness, to shed innocent blood or to devise wickedness.
I’d say that the Church has one extremely dangerous problem among many members, and that would be the seventh and most abominable in the eyes of the Lord. There are folks who, whether they know it or not, take an initiative to sow discord among the brethren.
When we truly love the Lord with all of our hearts, and we love our neighbors as we do ourselves, we’d rather build up than tear down. We’d rather do well by the Lord, not tear another down to justify our own iniquities.
I’ve said it before… Counting someone else’s sins doesn’t make you a better Saint. That’s typically the way discord is sown. The spirit of religion is real, tricky to recognize, and moves among the body looking for points that it can infiltrate and divide. Sowing discord is a weapon of the religious spirit, and as scripture says, this is an abominable act in the eyes of the Lord.
Related New Testament Scripture
Romans 1: King James Bible
21 Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened.
2 Corinthians 10: King James Bible
5 Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ;
Help us all to become ever closer to you. If there’s anything that would be keeping us from loving you with all of our hearts, or obstructing us from loving our neighbor as we do ourselves, please shine a light on it and remove it. Keep us from the wicked religious spirit, and cause for us to be far from any of the things that you hate, or find to be an abomination. So that we may serve you better, and fulfill that which you will for us to fulfill. In the mighty name of the Lord Jesus we pray.
Doesn’t it stand to reason that it’s not a good idea to be an abomination in the eyes of the Father?