“Detestable Things”

Our “Read-Pray-Obey” (RPO) passage for today is Proverbs 6:16-19. In these verses, there are 7 things that are “detestable” (things that are an abomination; things that are deserving of intense dislike) to the Lord listed in this passage:

“…haughty eyes, a lying tongue,
and hands that shed innocent blood,
a heart that devises wicked plans,
feet that make haste to run to evil,
a false witness who breathes out lies,
and one who sows discord among brothers.” (ESV)

Why are these things so horrible to the Lord?

  • Because they draw us away from Him & our intimacy w/ Him
  • Because they destroy us, &
  • Because they divide us.

Anything that disrupts the unity of the Body of Christ is a REALLY BIG DEAL to God! If HE hates something, WE better hate it, too! There needs to be ZERO TOLERANCE FOR SIN in our lives – a white-hot hatred for the things that God hates.  These verses give us some crystal-clear direction in some specific things that simply cannot be a part of our lives as Christ-followers.

About Jon Daniels

Senior Pastor - Country Woods Baptist Church, Byram, MS
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