The Book of Proverbs in the Bible is well-known for its wise sayings speaking the truth in this world, especially in contrasting the wicked from the righteous. Solomon and wise Godly men in the past greatly contributed to the words of wisdom inside this book.
Now, the book of Proverbs does mention over 100 times the wickedness of an unrighteous person. It warns the people against following the crooked path of the wicked. According to the Lion of Judah Ministry, the summary of this is written in Proverbs 6.
7 Things The LORD Hates Written In Proverbs
Proverbs 6:12-14 describes the wicked as “worthless, perverse, devises evil continually and sows discord.” Then the writer points out in Proverbs 6:16-19 the seven things the LORD 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.”
1. God hates pride.
God hates it when we are puffed up with pride. Even more so when we undervalue others. The Scripture says: “God resists the proud, But gives grace to the humble” (James 4:6).
2. God hates a lying tongue.
The Holy Spirit is the Spirit of truth (John 16:13). Therefore, anything apart from the truth is evil for Satan is the father of lies.
3. God hates hands that shed innocent blood (Proverbs 6:17).
The human body is the temple of the Holy Spirit. Hence, using our free will to end the God-given life of an innocent person is a great abomination before God.
4. God hates a heart full of wicked schemes.
The will of God to man is perfectly good. So any scheme in our hearts to destroy a brother or sister is a rebellious act against the will of God.
5. People are quick to run to evil (Proverbs 6:18).
The path of the righteous is narrow while the path of the wicked is wide. No wonder a lot of people are tempted to go the easy way and only a few desire to run away from evil. But always remember that only God’s blessing endures until the end.
6. God hates perjury, slander, spreading rumors.
These things only spread pain, offense, and harm. Our tongue is a powerful weapon and we must use it carefully (Pro. 18:21).
7. One who sows discord among brethren.
Let us keep in mind that while God hates these things, it is solely because He knows it will destroy us. He hates the sin, not the sinner. God loves us so much that He never wants us to live a miserable life. He knows that when we play god in our own lives and don’t allow Him to guide us, our sinful ways eventually wreck us. So, always choose the path that leads to God—a life that honors Him. And take heed the warnings written in the book of Proverbs.
Reference: Lion of Judah