Uncommon Sense
Seven Things

Proverbs 6:16-19 “There are six things that the Lord hates, seven that are an abomination to him: 17 haughty eyes, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood, 18 a heart that devises wicked plans, feet that make haste to run to evil, 19 a false witness who breathes out lies, and one who sows discord among brothers.“

“There are six things that the Lord hates, seven that are an abomination to him:” (v.16)
  • “Six things… seven”: (numerical proverb) - used both to represent the totality (emphasis), and as a means of arresting attention.
In Job:
Job 5:17 “He will deliver you from six troubles; in seven no evil shall touch you.”
In Amos: (referring to their sin and God’s judgment)
Amos 1:3 “Thus says the Lord: “For three transgressions of Damascus, and for four, I will not revoke the punishment, because they have threshed Gilead with threshing sledges of iron.”

Definitely Gets My Attention: “…things that the Lord hates…”
God is Love:

1 John 4:8 “Anyone who does not love does not know God, because God is love.”
  • “I love you, but I hate when you do this…”
Seven Things:
1.  Haughty                                                      
Proverbs 8:13 “The fear of the Lord is hatred of evil. Pride and arrogance and the way of evil and perverted speech I hate.”

2.  Lying                                                      
Proverbs 12:22 “Lying lips are an abomination to the Lord, but those who act faithfully are his delight.”

3. Violent                                                      
Isaiah 59:3 “For your hands are defiled with blood and your fingers with iniquity; your lips have spoken lies; your tongue mutters wickedness.”

4:  Wicked                                                      
Genesis 6:5 The Lord saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every intention of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually.”

5.  Wayward                                                      
Proverbs 1:16 “…for their feet run to evil, and they make haste to shed blood.”

6.  Lying                                                      
Proverbs 14:25 “A truthful witness saves lives, but one who breathes out lies is deceitful.”

Proverbs 19:9 “A false witness will not go unpunished, and he who breathes out lies will perish.”

7.  Divisive                                                       “…and one who sows discord among brothers.“ (v.19)
Proverbs 6:12-14 “A worthless person, a wicked man, goes about with crooked speech, 13 winks with his eyes, signals with his feet, points with his finger, 14 with perverted heart devises evil, continually sowing discord;”