When people say, “You can never really know what God thinks about this or that,” there can only be two things going on with them. One, they’re not a believer, so they’re not really acquainted with the Bible and what it stands for. Or two, they are well aware that the Bible is the inspired Word of God, and they choose not to know what God thinks about certain things. The Bible is very clear about numerous issues, but today we shall turn our attention to seven in particular. This brings us to our key text coming out of Proverbs 6:16 — 19 (KJV). The Word of the Lord Reads:
16 These six things doth the Lord hate; yea, seven are an abomination unto him: 17 A proud look, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood, 18 An heart that deviseth wicked imaginations, feet that are swift in running to mischief, 19 A false witness that speaketh lies, and he that soweth discord among bretheren.
The first line alone carries quite the punch in conveying exactly how God feels about the following. Six out of the list of seven actions, God hates, and “hate” already means to greatly dislike. Yet, all seven are attached to the word “abomination” which not only means to hate but to also find disgusting. In a nutshell, God cannot stand it when people: think they are better than others, lie, harm the innocent, ponder ill thoughts, take joy in mischief, or start trouble for no reason. It also would not hurt to take note of the fact that the inspired Word of God repeats within just a few words that God does not like a lying tongue. All in all, these are just seven of many things in the Bible that we do not have to doubt God’s stance on. Let us lead our lives accordingly.
Have a blessed day!
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