Weekly Verse – What God Hates

The Bible verse I chose to share this week sort of chose itself.  I saw it earlier in the week as a Facebook status of a friend.  Then when I sat down to find a verse to share here it was one of the first I came across.

For whatever reason, verses 16 through 19 in the 6th chapter of Proverbs found their way to me to share with you.

“Here are six things God hates,
    and one more that he loathes with a passion:

eyes that are arrogant,
a tongue that lies,
hands that murder the innocent,
a heart that hatches evil plots,
feet that race down a wicked track,
a mouth that lies under oath,
a troublemaker in the family.”

There are a few things that jump out at me about these verses.

First, like most of Proverbs, they’re really easy to understand.  Not much gray area in them.

Second, the word “lie” came up twice.   Must really be important!  With my own kids, if I want to impress something upon them I’ll say it more than once and in more than one way.

What are your thoughts on these verses?

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