Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Proverbs 6:16-19 -- On Things to Avoid

"These six things doth the Lord hate: yea, seven are an abomination unto him:
A proud look, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood,
An heart that deviseth wicked imaginations, feet that be swift in running to mischief,
A false witness that speaketh lies, and he that soweth discord among brethren."
Proverbs 6:16-19

Some things that the Lord hates, so obviously things we should avoid.  Some seem easy and some seem hard... and which is which might depend on the individual, but I don't think any of us have mastered all of these. 

So, today, perhaps we should pick something from the list and work on avoiding that a little bit more.  Usually better to replace a bad habit with a good one rather than nothing, so coming up with the appropriate action in each case is a good thing to practice.  Once we have figured out something to do instead, it often becomes easier to avoid the bad thing.

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