“Hands that devise wicked schemes”


Fourth, "hands that devise wicked schemes."     Anyone that plans ahead of time (premeditation) to do evil is a hand that devises wicked schemes.  This would include burglarizing homes knowing when the occupants leave, or a burglary after a store closes, sabotaging someone’s car with a bomb, waiting in a dark alley to rob …

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“Hands that shed innocent blood”


Third, is “hands that shed innocent blood”;      God alone is the author and giver of life and only He has the right to take a life.  Here again, pride is a root cause of murder.  Anger and rage involve someone else doing something we don’t like or we want to take from others who …

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#2 – “A lying tongue”


Second, let’s look at “a lying tongue”;     The definition of “lie” – “marked by or containing falsehoods. To make an untrue statement intended to deceive. To create a false or misleading impression. To “equivocate” implies using words having more than one sense so as to seem to say one thing but intend another. To …

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Things God Hates


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.”      I want …

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“Fountain of Life”


    Proverbs 13:14 says, "The teaching of the wise is a fountain of life" (cf. 16:22). So, if the "teaching of the wise" is a fountain of life, and "the mouth of the righteous" is a fountain of life, then one element in this righteousness is true wisdom. Righteous people are people who live by …

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“Mouth of the righteous”


Proverbs 10:11 “The mouth of the righteous is a fountain of life.” I want to point out four things from this verse, but I have to begin this one with a look at the word “life”. God is the giver of and a lover of life; he likes to promote life; His Word is all …

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“Fools and Wise”


Let’s look at the two contrasts and the consequences;     Scripture tells us that the wicked man, or the fool is "unteachable." He will not listen to reason. I would say it is all about control. He will not listen to the Lord. If you try to show him his waywardness he will continually resist …

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