In these end-times, surely we should be looking within as well as without?
“There are six things the Lord hates, seven that are detestable to Him” (Proverbs 6:16-19). These are: 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.
These are, in a sense, the principles for living in the last days … for the ungodly that is. These ‘things’ concentrate on the body parts mentioned in 6:12-13, creating a small list of immoral acts and stances, each associated with the agency of a particular physical organ or member of the human body. In the right circumstances, all these “detestable” things raise their ugly heads, and what lies hidden is then revealed. And, they are very ugly. What is seen on the outside is what is really going on in the inside (Matthew 15:11; Mark 7:20).