LOVE & HATE

Hope our GF Peeps are reading through PROVERBS – the book of Wisdom this month.

From my reading in Proverbs 6 this morning I came across a passage I’ve read many times, but it grabbed my attention again and contains some significant warnings and a very significant ERROR to avoid.    (see previous post on how to ENSPEC a passage of scripture)

In spite of the fact that the very character of God is LOVE (1 John 4:7-8), there are some things that LOVE can’t tolerate – things this passage says God HATES…

16 There are six things which the Lord hates,
Yes, seven which are an abomination to Him:
17 Haughty eyes, a lying tongue,
And hands that shed innocent blood,
18 A heart that devises wicked plans,
Feet that run rapidly to evil,
19 A false witnesswho utters lies,
And one who spreads strife among brothers.

This passage is tied to the previous verses (12-15) which clearly state there are people whose body language contradicts what’s actually in their heart.  Even though a person may act and seem sincere in what they say, underneath there is what God calls a “perversion” that creates discord, strife and dissension.  They often take some small piece of truth (which may or may not be related to what they’re saying) and weave it into their deception to make their words seem more legit.  This type person may seem very sincere, but is good at crafting words and questions to cast doubt or suspicion on people, organizations, or churches.

The ERROR to avoid — is the PERSON who does this.

About bjrutledge

BJ & Janet were married in July 1977 They have three grown children who are all married: Jeremy & Whitney Rutledge, Chris & Julie Hurst, and Josh and Hannah Rutledge. They also have four grandsons, and a granddaughter. BJ says perhaps our greatest legacy is even though our kids are PK's, they love Jesus and are all involved in ministry in the local church. BJ has served at churches in Dallas - Bossier City, LA - Houston - and was at Fellowship of the Woodlands (Woodlands Church) in The Woodlands before coming to Grace Fellowship. BJ is the Lead Pastor at Grace Fellowship Church in Paradise, TX.
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