Summary: Proverbs 6:16-19 Speaks about some things that God hates, and often Satan tries to infiltrate the Church with them.
THE CHURCH THAT GOD HATES
Proverbs 6:16-19 "These six things does the Lord hate. Yea, seven are an abomination unto him: 17 A proud look, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood, 18 An heart that devises wicked imaginations, feet that be swift in running to mischief, 19 A false witness that speaks lies, and he that sows discord among brethren.
We know according to the word of God that he loves us all. Proverbs 6:16-19 speaks about what God hates. Often these things infiltrate the Church. And without heavenly intervention, the Holy Spirit can not move. With these things in our midst there cannot be a last day revival of the Spirit of God. I believe the Holy Spirit is a gentleman, and he will not be in the midst of confusion and discord.
As church members do we really please God? Are we doing our best to be a blessing? Is our church on fire with the Holy Spirit or is it on fire with gossip and desructive behavior? Are we helping our pastor with the vision that God has given him or are we a hindrance? Are we soul winners? Prayer warriors? Are we helping to make sure some never want to darken the doors of the church because of the life we live?
1. A Proud Look
A. literally haughty or lofty eyes
B. A proud look is the idea that we are better than others.
C. Proverbs 16:18 “Pride goes before destruction, and an haughty spirit before a fall.”
D. The problem with a person who thinks he or she is perfect --they have no room for improvement. They will not come to or seek God.
2. A Lying Tongue
A. Revelation 21:8 But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.
B. Leviticus 19:11 “Ye shall not steal, neither deal falsely, neither lie one to another.”
C. John 14:6 “Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man comes unto the Father, but by me.”
D. Proverbs 12:22 Lying lips are abomination to the LORD: but they that deal truly are his delight.
3. Hands that Shed Innocent Blood
A. God hates abortion.
B. At 18 days after conception the heart beats on its own. At 6 weeks the fetus quickly moves in the womb. Brain waves are present at 8 weeks and child grabs, swims freely, heartbeat measurable. At 12 weeks cries, sucks thumb, sleeps and wakes, All organs and systems function, including mental. The unborn infant can definitely feel pain. From this point on nothing new develops there is just growth and a maturing process.
C. Exodus 20:13 “Thou shalt not kill.”
D. Psalms 127:3 “Lo, children are an heritage of the LORD: and the fruit of the womb is his reward.”
4. A Heart filled with Wicked Imaginations
A. Wicked imaginations – thoughts of iniquity
B. There are evil thoughts in the hearts of all men but the devising and fabricating of them with a preoccupation that yields control to Satan is abhorrent to God.
C. Matthew 15:19 “For out of the heart proceed evil thoughts, murders, adulteries, fornications, thefts, false witness, blasphemies:”