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: …

Evil Wasn’t God’s Perfect Will

    God created the beautiful Garden of Eden: a perfect place for perfect people. In addition to its beauty, God made trees to produce any food man would need to eat. But in the midst of the garden was the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil, and of its fruit they were not to eat. All God asked man to do was care for the garden and not eat fruit of that one tree. God even came in cool of the day and walked with Adam, and knowing man’s aloneness, God took a rib from Adam’s side and made him a companion whom Adam named Eve. The man and …

How God Dealt with Sin

    How did God deal with the sin of Adam and Eve? First, He confronted them! After eating of the forbidden fruit, they realized that they were naked, and felt ashamed; so they took leaves and made coverings to hide parts of their bodies. Later when God came to the garden, they tried to hide themselves from God. Although God knew what they had done, He gave them an option to explain. Then we have the first sin of trying to pass the buck: Adam accused Eve, and she accused the serpent. As the result of their disobedience, a curse was put on each. Because of their …

Man Continues to Sin

    Wouldn’t it be wonderful if you and I did not find it necessary to cope with sin? Although that is wishful thinking, one day it will be true: for in the New Jerusalem nothing unclean ever will enter, nor anyone who does what is detestable or false, but only those who are written in the Lamb’s book of life. But after man was driven out of the Garden of Eden, mankind continued to sin, but Noah, a righteous man, lived on earth with his wife, three sons, and their wives. All other people were so wicked that God told Noah to build an ark and in the ark …

God Give Man Laws

            Within man there is a desire to worship God, but many worshiped false gods. When God called Abraham, He told Abraham to leave family and home and go to a land He would show him. I read that probably there were 222 years from time of the flood to birth of Terah, Abram’s father. I think Terah was the seventh generation since Noah and perhaps 130 years old when Abraham was born making his birth about 352 years after the flood. All people died in the flood except Noah, his wife, Japheth and his ten sons, Ham and his four sons, and Seth …

Modern Day Idol Worship

        Currently, should we ask people we know if they worship idols? Most would say they don’t. However, after reading Jesus’ answer to a lawyer who asked Jesus, which is the great commandment in the law? Jesus gave him this answer, Teacher, which is the great commandment in the law? Jesus said to him, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind.”  Matthew 22: 36-37 Times have changed, but not man’s ego. Most won’t admit it, but many centuries later, man still is consumed with his personal life and desires. You and I buy …

God Wants Us Better not Bitter

  Title of our devotions this week has been Why do bad things happen to good people? I believe one reason is because He wants us to become better people. So at one hundred plus three months I’m endeavoring to become a little more like my Savior each day He allows me to live on this earth. As time is near to call me home, some would say relax and take life easy. Being in the fiery furnace is uncomfortable sometimes, but my life might be compared to a gold nugget which requires some refining.  And though I was not fortunate to find a diamond in Murfreesboro, Arkansas, I know there are some rough edges on raw …