10th June 2008

Seven things the Lord hates – Proverbs 6:16-19

Six things the Lord hates – things we should all keep close to heart so that we don’t fall into these areas in our lives:

  • Pride
  • Dishonesty
  • Murder
  • Plotting, deviousness
  • Those quick to sin, flippancy of sin
  • Liars and those who specifically lie to hurt others or help themselves
  • Gossip, especially as it pertains to sowing discord among believers

According to Jesus’ redefinition of things like murder, I believe I have done all seven… Indeed I want specifically to work on pride and seeing my sin for the grievous act that it is against God. I want to make sure my words lift up and do not tear down. I want my thoughts to be of love, especially towards my enemies. I want to run quickly FROM sin, not toward it. I want to use truth and my words to defend the innocent and put others before me. And I want to be known for truth and mercy above all else.

Lord you are worthy of our best, yet accept our worst. You are the perfect model of truth, justice, mercy and kindness. I have not followed your word and your ways and haven’t focused on the ‘best’ which you have put before me. Help me to do the things you value most and keep me from the sins that come so easily. Thank you for your forgiveness and willingness to help me become the person you want me to be.

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