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Today's Devotion

From the Book of Proverbs:

The power of wisdom is to protect from evil; seven most hated sins; necessity of keeping God's Commandments.

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 (Prov. 6:16-19).

The first of these seven most hated sins is a proud look. It precedes the other six sins that are an abomination to God. It was pride that deceived Eve to believe Satan and eat the forbidden fruit (Gen. 3:5-6). Three of these sins are directly caused by an evil tongue. Telling lies, giving a false testimony against someone, and causing Christians to be at odds with each other are examples of these. The tongue is often a wicked thing. And the tongue is a fire, a world of iniquity: so is the tongue among our members, that it defileth the whole body, and setteth on fire the course of nature; and it is set on fire of hell (James 3:6). - Continue...

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