I shall put this on the floor for anyone to answer, a question was asked, "What are the things that the Lord hates and specifically detests, and what are the ways for us to receive redemption to save us from being thrown into hell because of it?"Proverbs 6:16-19
There are six things the LORD HATES, seven that are DETESTABLE to him: haughty eyes, a lying tongue, hands that shed innocent blood, a heart that devises wicked schemes, feet that are quick to rush into evil, a false witness who pours out lies and a man who stirs up dissension among brothers.
â€¢â€¢ There are seven things listed that God hates, that He detests.
â€¢ Many mistakenly conclude that God is love only. But this Scripture tells us that there are things â€” even people! â€” that God hates.
â€¢ Letâ€™s examine ourselves to see if we are doing any of the things that God is said to hate:
---------1) â€œHAUGHTY EYESâ€: â€œa PROUD lookâ€ â€”
Proverbs 11:2 When pride comes, then comes disgrace, but with humility comes wisdom.
Proverbs 16:18 Pride goes before destruction, a haughty spirit before a fall.
â€¢â€¢ Shortened by many to â€œPride goes before a fall.â€
â€¢ A pastor who fell into adultery once told me: â€œI thought I was doing a good enough job God would overlook it.â€ Pride before a fall!
â€¢ Another minister was heard to say not long before he fell into sin and disgrace: â€œThis is the most anointed ministry on the face of the earth today.â€ Pride before a fall!
â€¢ A young man said to a pastor friend of mine, â€œIâ€™m having trouble with pride.â€ My friend succinctly and wisely replied, â€œWhy? What do you have to be proud about?â€
â€¢â€¢ The fast track to a fall? â€” Pride
â€¢ Contrast Jesus' Beatitude: â€œBlessed are the poor in spiritâ€ (Matthew 5:3).
â€¢ God hates pride.2) "A LYING TONGUE" â€”
Revelation 21:8 ...and all liars â€” their place will be in the fiery lake of burning sulfur. This is the second death.
â€¢â€¢ God hates lies.
â€¢ Psalms 5:5b-6a ...you hate all who do wrong.  You destroy those who tell lies.
â€¢ Parents, teach your kids always to speak truth.
â€¢ Jesus: â€œI am...the Truth...â€
â€¢ Good relationships cannot be built without honesty.
â€¢ Decent societies cannot survive on a foundation of falsehood and lies.
â€¢â€¢ God hates a lying tongue.3) "Hands that shed INNOCENT BLOOD" â€”
Joel 3:19 But Egypt will be desolate, Edom a desert waste, because of violence done to the people of Judah, in whose land they shed innocent blood.
â€¢â€¢ God hates the shedding of innocent blood.
â€¢ That is one of the reasons God judged Egypt.
â€¢ Imagine the blood guilt of abortion doctors!
â€¢ Imagine the blood guilt of the judges and politicians who allow the shedding of the blood of innocent, unborn babies!4) "A HEART that DEVISES WICKED SCHEMES" â€”
Jeremiah 17:9, KJV The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it?
â€¢â€¢ Jesus gave a list of sins and said that they proceed â€œout of the heartâ€ (Matthew 15:19).
â€¢â€¢ Proverbs 4:23, KJV Keep thy heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life.
NIV: â€œGuard your heart...â€
â€¢â€¢ God hates the heart given over to wicked schemes.5) "Feet that are QUICK to rush INTO EVIL" â€”
â€¢â€¢ Quote #4 above, about the heartâ€™s tendency to wickedness, has already brought up evil.
â€¢â€¢ The hated conduct here is the quickness to rush into evil.
Titus 2:6 Similarly, encourage the young men to be self-controlled.
â€¢â€¢ Self-control is the antidote to quick falls into temptation.
â€¢ For example, (Proverbs 29:11) â€œA fool gives full vent to his anger, but a wise man keeps himself under control.â€
â€¢â€¢ God hates a swiftness to rush into evil.6) "A FALSE WITNESS who pours out LIES" â€”
â€¢â€¢ â€œFalse witnessâ€ â€” violates one of the Ten Commandments.
â€¢ God hates those who lie about other people.
â€¢ God hates those who do harm and disservice to His system of justice.
â€¢ I was once selected for jury duty in a trial in which the accused had allegedly been drinking alcohol. In the questioning of us potential jurors, integrity required that I had to speak up about my beliefs and preaching against alcohol. I was admittedly not impartial from the outset, and the judge rightly dismissed me from the jury selection.
â€¢â€¢ God hates a false witness.
â€¢ Notice that this is a person that God hates! Iâ€™ve heard Christians say that God hates no one. That sounds noble, but it is anti-Scriptural. Here it is clearly said that â€œ...the Lord hates ... a false witness.â€
â€¢ See below for another type of person the Lord hates.7) "A man who STIRS UP DISSENSION among BROTHERS" â€”
Titus 3:10 Warn a divisive person once, and then warn him a second time. After that, have nothing to do with him.
â€¢â€¢ Another PERSON that God hates!
â€¢ A pastor friend of mine was once counseling a very divisive person. The pastor concluded with the startling statement, â€œ...and besides that, GOD HATES YOU.â€
â€¢ I imagine that the man he was counseling was shocked. But the Bible clearly declares that â€œ...the Lord hates ... a man who stirs up dissension among brothersâ€.
â€¢ â€œ...a man...â€ â€” that is a person that God hates.
â€¢â€¢ What is a fast track to incurring Godâ€™s hatred? â€” be a talebearer, a gossip, a person who sows seeds of discord.
â€¢ Contrast the Beatitude: â€œBlessed are the peacemakersâ€ (Matthew 5:9).