Whenever the Bible is so clear to say, “There are six things the Lord hates, seven that are detestable to him,” it’s good to pay attention.
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.
What’s interesting about that list is that three of them involve your mouth.
God hates a lying tongue.
He detests a false witness who pours out lies.
He hates a man who stirs up dissension among brothers.
We focus on so many things in life that we shouldn’t do, but how often do we put the kind of attention God puts on something as simple as the words we say.
Want to steer your way clear of this list this year?
Watch your mouth.