Ways We Show a Haughty Look

Seven Sins God Especially Hates Scripture: “There are six things the Lord hates; seven that are an abomination to Him: Haughty eyes, lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood; a heart that devises wicked plans; feet that haste to run to evil, a false witness who breathes out lies, and one who sows discord among brothers. Proverbs 6: 16-19. As Christians we know Jesus taught and manifested humility. One example was His washing the disciples’ feet. Also He showed and advocated humility by associating with all kinds of people. You and I may consider ourselves a humble person but we can express haughty looks in unintentional ways. Or as grandparents …

God Hates Lying Tongues

There are six things the Lord hates; seven that are an abomination to Him: Haughty eyes, lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood; a heart that devises wicked plans; feet that haste to run to evil, a false witness who breathes out lies, and one who sows discord among brothers. Proverbs 6: 16-19. Scripture: Lying lips are an abomination to the Lord, but they that deal truthfully are His delight. Proverbs 12: 22. Do you consider yourself a truthful person? I endeavor to be that kind of person, but when I read about the many ways that one can express dishonesty, I need to ask God’s …

God Hates Hands That Shed Innocent Blood

There are six things the Lord hates; seven that are an abomination to Him: Haughty eyes, lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood; a heart that devises wicked plans; feet that haste to run to evil, a false witness who breathes out lies, and one who sows discord among brothers. Proverbs 6: 16-19. Jesus told His listeners and us if one harbors hatred in his heart, he is guilty of murder. Scripture: You have heard it said, You shall not commit murder.. but I say everyone who is angry with his brother will be liable to judgment. Matthew 5: 21-26. I remember many years ago while teaching a women’s Bible …

Our Haughty Hearts Devise Evil

Scripture: There are six things the Lord hates; seven that are an abomination to Him: Haughty eyes, lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood; a heart that devises wicked plans; feet that haste to run to evil, a false witness who breathes out lies, and one who sows discord among brothers. Proverbs 6: 16-19. Our haughty hearts devise evil Scripture: “Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.” Romans 12: 21. What are some ways in which this can be achieved? This is a truthful saying that an idle brain is the devil’s playhouse. But some positive ways to prevent that in your life is to be busy doing …

Feet That Make Haste To Do Evil

Scripture: There are six things the Lord hates; seven that are an abomination to Him: Haughty eyes, lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood; a heart that devises wicked plans; feet that haste to run to evil, a false witness who breathes out lies, and one who sows discord among brothers. Proverbs 6: 16-19. Feet that make haste to do evil This scripture isn’t referring to accidentally stumbling upon evil, but could be applied to gossip. This is an example: once some women were at a quilting bee, each confessed to certain flaws in her character, and one woman wastes no time in sharing these flaws with her friends. While …

Use Discretion When Selecting Friends

Scripture: There are six things the Lord hates; seven that are an abomination to Him: Haughty eyes, lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood; a heart that devises wicked plans; feet that haste to run to evil, a false witness who breathes out lies, and one who sows discord among brothers. Proverbs 6: 16-19. Use discretion when selecting friends Don’t breathe out lies and falsely accuse one misrepresenting the truth, or covering some guilt, and do not let mercy and truth forsake you: bind them around your neck, write them on the tablet of your life; so shall you find favor and good understanding in God’s sight.  Based on Proverbs 3: …

Think What is True

Always Express Positive Thoughts Scripture: Philippians 3: 8-9b “Finally brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think on these on these things—practice these things and the God of peace will be with you.” During modern times we are bombarded with tragic news, and scarcely do we hear news that is uplifting and encouraging. Though we are living in times like Jesus said would happen before He returns for His Bride, we need to hear some encouraging words. We hear of false ways to find peace and …

Think on Things Worthy of Praise

    Paul ended this admonishment by saying if anything worthy of praise, to think about these things. Many believers are prone to look for weaknesses and sins of their sisters and brothers and dwell on them. Have you ever seen any person about whom it was possible to say something positive? Perhaps that is because we like to nit pick and look for the negative rather than positive characteristics in others, or while in the midst of adversities fail to find something about which to praise God? I remember while enduring illnesses, living in a rehabilitation center, and then while restricted to an upstairs apartment, God continues …

Think and Live Commendable Lives

        Some parents don’t set worthy examples for their children to follow and expect them not to live as they do but as told to live. That is not a commendable way for parents to raise children. It isn’t always true, but most children imitate the lifestyle to which they are familiar. And it is admirable to have commendable thoughts, but those thoughts need to be put into daily living. I remember before becoming a parent, my desire was to be a perfect mother, but when faced with some challenges of motherhood, I was far from a perfect mother. Though God knows none of us will be perfect …

Believers Are to Be Just

  Scripture Reference: “Help us do what is just.”  Philippians 4: 8.  “Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things.” God is the epitome of justice! And during man’s life on earth, He sends rain on the just and unjust. And though we have heard that all people are created equal, is that true? What about a child born to parents addicted to drugs or alcohol living in the slums of some large city? Or of children born …

Believers Are To Live Honorable Lives

  To live honorable lives was the second qualification given by God and recorded by Paul in Philippians 4: 8.  “Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things.” Before we can truly live an honorable life, perhaps we should define what it means for one to be honorable. According to one definition an honorable person is one who acts and does the right things, and tries to live up those high standards and principles. And telling the truth always in one way that honesty …

Believers Are to Be Pure and Lovely

“Philippians 4: 8.“Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things.” I am aware the writer of this scripture said we are to think on these qualities, but I believe they are qualities that every believer should endeavor to cultivate in his or her life. These are a few of the many scriptures which instruct us to live pure lives: ‘Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God.” Matthew 5: 5 “Create in me …