Friday, September 2, 2011

The Six Things that the Lord Detests

"These six things doth the LORD hate: yea, seven are an abomination unto him: A proud look, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood, An heart that deviseth wicked imaginations, feet that be swift in running to mischief, A false witness that speaketh lies, and he that soweth discord among brethren." —Proverbs 6:16-19

Every part of the creation that is man, can commit sin so detestable to Him, and yet He is willing to forgive us in our entirety. Christ did say it is better to enter heaven without an hand or an eye, than lose heaven whole. I thank God that he forgives even these most detestable to him, if only we can see it.
If it weren't true, everyone in heaven, would be blind, mute, quadruple amputee, lobotomized, heartless, tetraplegic saints.

A proud look - our eyes
lying tongues - our tongues
hands that shed innocent blood - our hands
wicked imaginations - our minds
feet swift in running into mischief - our feet
False witness who lies - our word
he that soweth discord among brethren - our actions

Though, I thought did come to me:

Sometimes I feel like we spend so much time trying to perform the act of charity of admonishing the sinner, who might be guilty of any one of the above, and yet in correcting him, we run roughshod and are guilty of committing any 4 of the rest of them.

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Scripture to keep in mind

Six things there are, which the Lord hateth, and the seventh his soul detesteth: [17] Haughty eyes, a lying tongue, hands that shed innocent blood, [18] A heart that deviseth wicked plots, feet that are swift to run into mischief, [19]A deceitful witness that uttereth lies, and him that soweth discord among brethren. [20] My son, keep the commandments of thy father, and forsake not the law of thy mother. ***Cf:Douay-Rheims Proverbs 6: 16-20

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