"These six things the Lord hates, yes, seven are an abomination to Him: a proud look, a lying tongue, hands that shed innocent blood, a heart that devises wicked plans, feet that are swift in running to evil, a false witness who speaks lies, and one who sows discord among brethren." (Proverbs 6:16-19)
The God of all flesh is the God of love, my friends. Not only this, but He IS Love.
With that in mind, imagine the extent of true damage emanating from the moral depravity of seven things scripture cites as drawing God's hatred! To generate hatred from Love itself is to venture into evil itself, for God despises evil and its darkness. Indeed, the scriptures declare that He Himself IS "Light" and, in Him, is no darkness at all. (1 John 1:5)
It's been on my heart to begin a series of devotional posts on this passage of scripture, exploring in the depth and detail God's Spirit places on my heart just why and wherefore God hates these seven things:
A Proud Look
A Lying Tongue
Hands that Shed Innocent Blood
A Heart that Devises Wicked Plans
Feet that are Swift in Running to Evil
A False Witness Who Speaks Lies
One Who Sows Discord Among Brethren
May our Mighty God prepare your hearts and minds for what Holy Spirit would have you receive of His truths, beloved. God keeping us, after each post in this series, we will offer a prayer of confession and repentance that our hearts will be restored to right standing before God Who is the Righteous and Holy King of Every Universe, in Jesus' Name.
God bless you, and we look forward to "seeing" you here as the series begins! Amen.