Please don’t just read the Bible to read the Bible. Please don’t study it just to study it. Please don’t listen to preaching to just listen to preaching. Please don’t read devotionals like mine or any others just to read devotionals. God gave us the Bible to live by. I think of it like a treasure chest with endless treasures, and included in the countless blessings in God’s Word is God’s heart on matters. Like regarding what He commands us to do in loving, pleasing, honoring, serving, adoring, praising, worshiping, glorifying, and living for Him. And like what He hates and tells us not to do. When God tells us He hates something, we should go all out in NOT doing it and be sure to repent when God forbid we fall short.
In these verses that follow God makes abundantly clear some things He hates.
“These six things the LORD hates, Yes, seven are an abomination to Him: A proud look, A lying tongue, Hands that shed innocent blood, A heart that devises wicked plans, Feet that are swift in running to evil, A false witness who speaks lies, And one who sows discord among brethren.” Proverbs 6:16-19 NKJV
Let’s be sure in loving the Lord with all our hearts as He commands us to do to strive daily to refuse to do what He hates. He will give us the strength and ability to obey Him. We simply need to humble ourselves and yield ourselves to the love and power of His Holy Spirit, AMEN!