Seven Things God Hates
Did you know there are things that God hates? The list of seven of these despicable behaviors in today’s reading (Proverbs 4-6) are not controversial. These hateful things abound in society and people consider them bad, if not evil. I’m afraid, however, that we condemn them in others but not much in ourselves.
Lying and being a false witness are two behaviors we hate when our opponents do them, but we tend to give ourselves a pass on them. Politicians sow discord, but that is acceptable if we agree with that politician.
I am challenged to resist these seven sins. By God’s grace and strength, let us rid ourselves from them for His glory.
[For more reflections on this passage see the corresponding reading in my book Cover to Cover: Through the Bible in 365 days].