Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Does God Have An Attitude?

“Attitude” is an interesting word. And it has different meanings to different people. There are times when we speak of a “good” attitude, and times when we speak of a “bad” attitude. Normally, an attitude refers to a position that someone has about something or even someone else. But, is it fair to say that our God, who is compassionate and caring, has an attitude?
“There are six things the Lord hates; seven are an abomination to Him.” Well, if we learn what those “things” are, is that all we have to worry about? Not really. These “things” are not intended to be an exhaustive list. We all make lists that we can add things to or remove things from - even God can do this. But these “things” are very serious to God and build on the list Solomon began earlier. Here, however, he reinforces the Lord’s attitude toward such “things.” Read the list very carefully and discover some “things” that God has an “attitude” toward:
1. Haughty eyes: A proud, condescending glare that comes from a heart full of arrogance and deceit.
2. A lying tongue: God only honors truth and purity.
3. Hands that shed innocent blood: Any person unjustly killed, which certainly includes the unborn child.
4. Hearts that “devise” wicked schemes: Using scams to hide the truth from simple and trusting folk.
5. Feet that rush to evil: Feet follow the plans of the heart and engage the soul in sin.
6. A false witness: Lies, to some, are as natural as breathing.
7. Strife-spreaders: “Trouble-makers” are all around us and will be destroyed.
Prayer: Lord, if we took Your Words as seriously as You do, what beautiful lives we would live! Help us to avoid these “things” and be pleasing to you. We need You. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
Scripture For Today: Proverbs 6:16-19 There are six things the Lord hates—no, seven things he detests: haughty eyes, a lying tongue, hands that kill the innocent, a heart that plots evil, feet that race to do wrong, a false witness who pours out lies, a person who sows discord in a family.

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