“There are six things the Lord hates, seven that are detestable to Him: haughty eyes, a lying tongue, hands that shed innocent blood, a heart that devises wicked schemes, feet that are quick to rush into evil, a false witness who pours out lies and a person who stirs up conflict in the community.” Proverbs 6:16-19 (NIV)
It is incredible to think there are things God actually hates, and even considers detestable. After all, isn’t He all loving, full of grace and mercy, patient and kind? Doesn’t His love cover all our sin? Yet the scriptures are quite clear, there are things people do that really upset Him. And let me just say, there are very public folks who are doing these things right now!
For example, pride! In three separate books, two by different Apostles and another from a king named Solomon, who just happened to be a very wise man, all wrote that “God opposes the proud, but gives grace to the humble” (Proverbs 3:34, James 4:6 and 1 Peter 5:5). If you want to repel God, know that your pride is like a putrid ointment. If you want to draw Him near to you, put on humility. It’s that straight forward!
Likewise, we are told that God literally detests lying lips (Proverbs 12:22). To detest something is to dislike it intensely! God loathes lying so much that “liars” are included in the list of those who won’t make it into the new heaven and earth (Revelation 21:8). Think about all those who are lying to us right now, from government, to media and news agencies.
Also, on that list is the shedding of innocent blood, which is another phrase for murder. Likewise, murderers are not included in the Revelation list (21:8). Just consider the innocent blood shed from the 62 million abortions performed in the USA since 1973. And there is still those wanting to kill these babies, even up to and after birth!
God hates the “heart that devises wickedness.” This is not just someone who does evil things. This person actually plots evil schemes. And there is a lot of plotting going on right now! In fact, there are many who are scheming to depopulate the earth to 500 million.
By the way, those who do evil are also included. God abhors those who “hasten” or race toward participating in evil. Let me just say, there are a lot of bills getting passed and EO’s getting signed right now that don’t please God!
Oh my gosh, God is sickened by those who lie so much that it actually got two votes on His despise list. In this case it is referring to those who are false witnesses. Think about all the false witnessing going on right now in DC and by other politicians across our nation, as well as by media and governmental three letter agencies!
Last (on the list) but not least, those who stir up conflict. Need I mention BLM or Antifa? They blatantly flick their nose up to God. But no wonder, these conflict-stirrers are already on God’s “naughty” list.
Please forgive my cynicism, but I am not trying to hide it. We could add to this list thieves, like those who steal elections (Isaiah 61:8), those who take bribery money, those who make unjust decisions for their own gain such as judges, and the immoral, which obviously includes pedophiles (1 Corinthians 6:9-10, Exodus 23:8). Kind of describes a lot of folks these days!
Our nation has been taken over by folks who blatantly, intentionally and publicly don’t care if they are detestable to God! Please pray for mercy and grace over those who have become a stench to God.
Ask God to show you any place any of these things are in your own life. Cry out for mercy and grace to see them and to be cleansed. Pray the same for your pastor, church leaders and others in your church. We are in desperate need of His mercy and grace in this hour! Cry out for the fear of the LORD to grip our nation!