Proverbs 15: King James Bible
Thoughts of the Wicked – Daily Devotion of Proverbs chapter fifteen, Verse 26
26 The thoughts of the wicked are an abomination to the Lord: but the words of the pure are pleasant words.
Daily Inspiration from These Verses – Thoughts of the Wicked
I would like to begin by pointing out, that taking the text literally can oftentimes cause for us to understand the intentions, or the context, the Lord had intended. There are some that use puns and examples, however, this is not one of those verses.
When looking at this verse, a question arises. That questions is, why does the scripture refer to the thoughts of the wicked, then talk about the words of the pure? Wouldn’t you think that it would be better to compare apples to apples?
I spoke to the Lord about this, and the answer I received was simple and a revelation to me all at the same time. What immediately came to me, as a small download of information, is best described in the form of a question.
The question to rebut my own, would be; What words that are spoken by someone wicked can be trusted? How often do the thoughts of the wicked align with their words?
Someone wicked can sound just as pure as someone who is righteous. The difference is what their spiritual makeup is, and the reasoning behind whatever it is they’re saying.
In other words, just because someone is wicked, it doesn’t mean that they’re honest. In fact, they are much more likely to lie about just about anything, so long as it seems right in their twisted paradigm of how life is to be lived.
If they feel as if it’s a good idea to flatter in order to achieve a selfish end, they’ll do so. What they truly think of that same person, could be 180 degrees from what comes out of their mouths.
But those who are being referenced to as pure will tell you what’s on their mind. The pure, being such, has no alterior motive to say nice things to someone, aside from perhaps making them feel better about something, or any other non-selfish reason.
The wicked serve themselves, and continuously keep on the lookout for #1. The pure, as we understand how the Lord would consider someone pure (through the blood of the Lamb), have crucified their flesh, nailed it to the Cross, live for Christ, and the Father is #1 in their lives. Enormous difference between the two.
This is the reason, why the thoughts of the wicked are an abomination to the Father, because it is the deceptive reasoning of the things they wind up saying, be it good or ill.
Personally, for some people, it may be a good idea, to perform a Bible search for the word abomination, and whatever it is that the Lord finds abominable, don’t do it.
Our Father is a patient, understanding, and loving God. But one thing he isn’t, is a pushover. He knows our thoughts, and why we do or say this or that. Please do your due diligence, to have him consider your words as pleasant words, rather than your thoughts to be an abomination in his eyes.
Related New Testament Scripture
Acts 8: King James Bible
22 Repent therefore of this thy wickedness, and pray God, if perhaps the thought of thine heart may be forgiven thee.
Romans 12: King James Bible
3 For I say, through the grace given unto me, to every man that is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think; but to think soberly, according as God hath dealt to every man the measure of faith.
1 Corinthians 13: King James Bible
11 When I was a child, I spake as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child: but when I became a man, I put away childish things.
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;
2 Corinthians 12: King James Bible
6 For though I would desire to glory, I shall not be a fool; for I will say the truth: but now I forbear, lest any man should think of me above that which he seeth me to be, or that he heareth of me.
Galatians 6: King James Bible
3 For if a man think himself to be something, when he is nothing, he deceiveth himself.
Philippians 4: King James Bible
8 Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.
Thank you for your Word, and for all revelation you provide for us when we come to you for understanding. Lord, we ask that you help us in whatever way is necessary, so that you can take pleasure in the words of our mouth, rather than suffer thoughts that go contrary to the kinds of things that you’d will for us to think. These things we pray in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ.
Have you been delivered of falling into the category of harboring thoughts of the wicked?
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