February 10 – Proverbs 6
LOOK: This passage is full of advice about following wisdom and avoiding folly. There is a list in this passage that tells us what God hates and lists like this should make us take notice. Here is the list, “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 person who stirs up conflict in the community.”
LISTEN: The sin that these seven things have in common is the selfish, self-serving life that refuses to be surrendered to God.
LEARN: After reading this list, ask yourself if you are living the surrendered life that Christ described when He said that anyone who would follow Him must deny themselves and take up their cross daily.