These Six Things…

I wasn’t going to jump on the bandwagon encompassing the Duck Dynasty story. I’m still not, per se, although the idea for this post was brought on by the incident.

The central theme of discussion regarding the interview Phil Robertson did with GQ is homosexuality. When he was asked for his definition of sinful behavior, his answer focused on homosexuality, although he did mention a few other sins in passing.

Of course, anyone who has read the book of Genesis knows that God feels the same way as Phil Robertson about homosexuality, based on His destroying the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah because of it. However, Proverbs lists seven things that are an abomination to God, and homosexuality is not in that list. What I’m saying here is that maybe we should focus on other things, like lying, which is mentioned twice in the list. Oh, but maybe that hits too close to home. Most Christians feel more comfortable condemning homosexuality, something they don’t have a struggle with; but they don’t want to talk about sins that they deal with on a daily basis.

In case you are unfamiliar with Proverbs 6:16-20, here is what it says:

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.

As I already mentioned, lying is in there twice; and which one of us isn’t guilty of that? Notice, that it says a proud look rather than pride. I know pride is something many people struggle with, and God hates it when we just have the look of being prideful. Then, there is the one about sowing discord. Do we even know what that means? Maybe not, because I have seen that happen so often in churches. God hates it when we talk badly about people and belittle them, but we often think nothing of it. Oh, but we’re not homosexual, so we must be okay.


2 responses to this post.

  1. My issue with this his is “punishment” of free speech which included what the Bible says on homosexuality. That is one of the sins that he decided to talk about. Was it the Lord putting this on his heart to talk about this for some unknown reason? Homosexuality is a sin, however many times it is mentioned in the Bible (but I do understand what you mean about the other sins). To use a turn on an old cliche’, I have friends that are gay. They also know my Biblical,spiritual feeling on this and I don’t back down and they don’t call me names or end our friendship. Gays have their marches, parades, scream about same sex marriage yet Christians,including me, do not go and peacefully talk to them about the sin. They scream,rant,rave..”The squeaky wheel gets the oil”. Why are not Christians “squeaking”? 2 Chronicles 7:14 was the the first verse that came to mind when I read about this. If we Christians do not read this verse,memorize this verse,obey this verse, we might as well throw up our hands,close the churches and never speak of any sin again.


    • Thank you for your comment, Missy. I agree with everything you said. However, my post was about how Christians can be hypocritical, focusing on others’ sins that they aren’t guilty of and not paying any attention to their own sins, which they may think aren’t as bad even though God calls them an abomination. If we all tried to live according to 2 Chronicles 7:14, as you suggested, we would be much more likely to take care of our own sins first, before pointing out the sins of others.


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