He Will Lift Us Up

October 8

 

Read Proverbs 6:16-19

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.

 

Reflect

If these are the things the Lord hates, what does He love?

 

We know that the Lord hates sin. He is perfectly holy and completely without sin. This Proverb lists out specific sins that the Lord hates. But if we aren't careful, we can look at this list and then look outward at other people. I am sure when you read this verse, someone you know who is a chronic liar popped into your brain. Maybe you just skimmed over the next few items because you aren't a murderer and you don't sit around and plot evil all day. Plus, you're not the one who stirs up all the drama in the community! But you can name exactly who does. You nod your head along as you read. "Yep. God hates those sins, and so do I."

 

But if we read the list of sins like that, we need to reread that first sin again. Haughty eyes. Looking down on people as if we are superior. Pride. And it's because of that haughtiness that we read through the rest of the list thinking of other people's sin and feeling pretty good about ourselves instead of feeling a healthy sense of conviction about our own sins. Maybe that's why "haughty eyes' are listed first. Haughty eyes blind us from seeing our own sin. And if we don't see our own sin, we may not realize our need for a Savior.

 

Proverbs 18:12 warns us that "Before destruction, a man's heart is haughty, but humility comes before honor." When we are humble, we see ourselves rightly before a holy God. We are guilty of sin. We realize that we need a Savior. In our humility, we seek Jesus, and we are forgiven and made right with God by His sacrifice on our behalf. When we humble ourselves before Him, He lifts us up.

 

So as you read through this list, pray and ask that God would show you areas of sin that you need to confess to Him.

 

Pray

Father, I know that I have sinned against You. I know that I am guilty of some of the sins listed on this list. But in You, I know I am forgiven and justified. Continue to make me more like You. Amen.



~ Pastor Nat Crawford

 

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Amen Thank you Lord for your reminder
Great lesson!
Thanks for the devotional, this was a reminder of what God really hates.
Amen 🙏
Thanks for this devotional today
I am guilty of sin every day Lord and realize I need a Savior. Thanks, for sending Jesus to die on the cross for my sins. I marvel at your Devine interventions in every aspect of my life. "Thank You."
Before you look at the speck in your brothers eye take the log out from your eye ! Amen ! Thank you Jesus ✝️🙏💙
I am so glad that haughty eyes are first on the list of sins. I think it there with me in mind.
Amen
Oh so true. I am guilty. Forgive me Lord
Amen
God please forgive for my sins and God thank you. Thank you for your Grace and Mercy .Thank you for your precious son Jesus.
Heavenly Father, I have /am sinned /sinner. I need Your forgiveness and seek You as my Savior. You are the Only perfect One without any sin. I humble myself and ask You to show me where I need to change in my life. Help me Father. I pray this prayer and thank You in Your precious Son Jesus name, Amen.
This is so powerful it brings tears to my eyes yes I've sinned against me LORD and I ask for forgiveness EVERYDAY. I'm struggling right now behind an individual who has haughty eyes malicious and vengeance against me his name is dave Davison. I'm SINCERELY praying for him as well as MYSELF that God will sustain me and my FAMILY THROUGH this ORDEAL please pray for me
Excellent insight to our pride of righteousness that often condemns us. May we humbly confess our sins and turn from there evil. Thank you Jesus for your forgiveness of sins. Your sacrifice has saved me! Amen
I thank you Heavenly Father that your Holy Spirit convicts me of my sinful nature and humbles me. I pray for your forgiveness in Jesus name. Amen
You got me! I was doing just what you said.
OOd, help me to see my son and do something about it, I pray that I will realize that she I'm pointing a finger t someone the others are pointing towards me.
Thank you pastor I thank God for waking us up today
Lord Jesus, thank You for dying so that I can live. Thank You for the "free gift" of salvation. When I stumble and sin forgive me, and help me to see things through Your eyes, loving the things You love and hating the things You hate. Thank You for Your mercy and grace!
The old hymn writer had it right. "Not my brother, nor my sister, but it's me, O Lord, standing in the need of prayer; "
Lord forgive me of my sins...
I need you Lord now I love you please help me and everyone else in the name of Jesus Christ Amen.
DEAR HEAVENLY FATHER;JESUS I PRAY TO BE LIKE YOU;ME & ALL MY FAMILY;ETC;THANKYOUJESUS%