The Seven Things That are an Abomination to the Lord

Here is Young’s Literal Translation of these verses: “These six hath Jehovah hated, Yea, seven [are] abominations to His soul. Eyes high—tongues false—And hands shedding innocent blood—A heart devising thoughts of vanity—Feet hasting to run to evil—A false witness...

He That Soweth Discord Among Brethren

We now come to the last of the seven things that Solomon listed as being “an abomination unto Him” (God) in Proverbs 6:16-19. That is, “He that soweth discord among brethren.” The word “abomination” was “frequently used to express the idea of something loathed,...

Gossip, Poison in the Mouth

Someone once said, “There are three things that will not come back; a sport arrow can not be called back after it leaves the bow; lost opportunities are lost forever; and a spoken word.” All of us have said things that we regretted as soon as the words left our lips,...

A Bird of the Air

“Curse not the king, no not in thy thought; and curse not the rich in thy bedchamber: for a bird of the air shall carry the voice, and that which hath wings shall tell the matter” (Ecc. 10:20). Be careful what you say. Once words are spoken they cannot be taken back....