QT Proverbs 6:1-19
August 26, 2015
1. Haughty (proud) eyes
2. A lying tongue
3. Hands that shed innocent blood
4. A heart that devises wicked schemes
5. Feet that are quick to rush into evil
6. A false witness who pours out lies
7. A man who stirs up dissension(disagreements) among brothers
These are the things the LORD hates, which means I must not only not have these things, but also to hate these things myself. The one that I think I’m most likely to get into trouble for is #1 Haughty eyes, (Pride),which is one of the seven deadly sins, which God hates the most, and even goes out to destroy. It’s the sin that is the root of all sins, and the sin that puts me first, instead of God. It’s the sin of taking credit for myself for the all good that God has done. It’s the sin of trying to earn grace myself, instead of receiving grace from God. It’s the sin of putting myself in place of God, leaving no room for God or anyone else.
I know this all too well because I used to think I was all alone in this world, and that I’m solely responsible for my own success and failure, and I put me and my happiness above all else. And even then, I used to think that I was humble because I did not boast about things directly, only indirectly. It was a tragic life of trapping myself with myself.
Thank God that God destroyed that old life, gave me a way out into new life in Christ, and has now blessed me in so many ways so that I can pass on his love to those around me. But Satan still pokes at me when people who do not yet know Jesus try to give me credit for what God has done in my life, and how dangerous it is for me to just listen to them and stay silent. God has saved my life countless times, and all that I am, all that I have, is because of Him.
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