Seven Abominations

Seven Abominations

Finding worm in a flawless apple perplexes anyone. How does a worm get inside?  Scientists have discovered that worm comes from inside.  An insect lays an egg in the apple blossom or flower.  Later the worm hatches in the heart of the apple, then eats and comes out.  Worm can be compared to sin, originates from heart.  There are seven abominations.  (Proverbs 6:16-19) 

1) Haughty eyes: Pride is basically an attitude of independence from God or rebellion against God.  God resists the proud. (James 4:6) 

2) Lying tongue: The words of such people are used for cheating and deceiving.  They promise and do not deliver.  They speak of love but war is in their hearts.  (Psalm 55:21)  

3) Shedding of innocent blood: They do not speak, but use violence as their method.  For believers even thoughts and words against someone equals to murder.  Prophet Isaiah said that their hands full of blood, but they pray.  (Isaiah 1:15) Abortion is also murder.  There are others who emotionally make people die.  Others kill the reputation of a person.  Spiritual murder happens when gospel is not shared.  (Ezekiel 33:1-13) 

4) Device wicked plans: They always wish to become richer and richer.  By wicked plans they wish to grab power.  Even in their imagination, they device wicked conspiracies.  (Zachariah 8:17) 

5) Haste to run to evil: When opportunities are available, they make haste to do evil.  They run or rush with mobs that do evil (Exodus 23:2; Proverbs 1:16) 

6) False witness: God has called us to be His witnesses.  (Acts 1:8) However, these people are habitual liars, they lie about themselves, others and God.  Hence, they are false witness.  (Proverbs 14:5) False teachers and false prophets are also false witness.  

7) Sow discord – hate: All the six could lead to this hate and discord.  Gossip and whisper can separate friends.  (Proverbs 16:28) Lord desires unity among believers, but wicked people sow distrust and divide.  (John 17:20, 21)

Am I a living sacrifice and instrument of righteousness in God’s hands? (Romans 12:1; 6:13)

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