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.