In the Proverbs 6:6-19, we find a list of seven attributes that are abhorred by Yahweh. Do some honest soul-searching as you read these.
1. A Proud Look (“haughty eyes”)
People in this category look down on others. They are overbearing and condescending and hate superiors and scorn people they think are inferior. We all do this sometimes and must reject the tendency to do so.
2. A Lying Tongue
Do you find yourself caught up in telling so-called “little white lies”? Falsehood is wrong, period. Exaggeration is also considered lying.
3. Hands that shed Innocent Blood
While most of us have never committed the physical act of murder, keep in mind that Yahshua raised the standard. Even hating our brethren without a cause stems from a murderous heart.
4. A Heart that Deviseth Wicked Imaginations
Learn to control your thought life. Planning to do evil is worse than the sins committed out of weakness or ignorance. In Genesis 6:5, we read, “And Yahweh saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually.” Antediluvian man had a depraved, reprobate heart.
5. Feet That Be Swift in Running to Mischief
Do not get caught up in the wrongdoing of the crowd. Maybe you want to fit in with your co-workers so you go to a movie with them that you know is not appropriate. Avoid the tendency to cave in to sin just so people will like you. Follow Yahweh no matter what.
6. A False Witness that Speaketh Lies
This can also be known as a “social slanderer.” These people are talebearers and gossipers. They damage unity among brethren by spreading rumors and false accusations.
7. He That Soweth Discord Among the Brethren
People in this category like to spread strife and dissension in a group. They drive wedges between friends, brethren, and family members. Let us not fall victim to any of these evil attributes!