The Seven Deadly Sins is a very interesting title, is there such a thing? I am glad that you asked, because today we will discuss these sins and go through each one. First things first though, where do find it in the Bible? The answer is below…
Proverbs 6: 16 – 19 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.”
So to answer the first question, yes, there is such a thing. Now we will go through each one and I will tell you what I think they mean. The first one is a proud look, I believe that the Lord is cautioning us not to be prideful, He tells us that we should let others praise us for our accomplishments. When someone gets prideful they often tend to look down on everyone else because they think they aren’t as good as them.
A lying tongue: There is one thing that God cannot do and that is lie! He warns us throughout the entire Bible to not become a lier. God will always love the sinner, but He will also always hate the sin. Once you begin to lie it becomes a very hard thing to stop. It starts with a little lie that grows until it is a deep dark hole.
Hands that shed innocent blood: in other words someone who kills someone else, and that someone else is an innocent person who has done nothing wrong. When anybody takes a life of another person it is wrong, no matter what that person may have done, you should remember that God will avenge His own later on. You should not take your own life as well, whatever you may have done go to God and He will forgive you.
An heart that deviseth wicked imaginations: I believe that this implies to those who think upon wicked things. When you think something it can often become a habit, which can become an action later on. Cast down every imagination the Bible says. A person who thinks of evil, will eventually do evil.
Feet that be swift in running to mischief: those who are easily led astray. When you are easily led into doing wrong, the devil doesn’t have to try very hard to tempt you, for when he does, you are easily led along into his trap. Also, you do it swift, which means it doesn’t take a long time when the temptation comes, you go right away.
A false witness that speaketh lies: those people who willingly tell a lie to get another person into trouble. Often people seek to get revenge on someone they will tell lies about that person, even if it is untrue. They will even swear on the Bible that it is true and will produce whatever they can to make it seem real.
He that soweth discord among brethren: people who cause problems among there own people. This can happen in religion, family life, or even work/social life. They will do whatever they can so that it is not a very comfortable environment, and then when everyone is not happy with each other that person is satisfied.
All these things Solomon the wisest king and person (besides Jesus) who ever lived, wrote these things. The Holy Spirit who inspired all of the Bible writers gave him these words to say. He wanted this in the Bible to let us know what is acceptable behavior and what is not. So when we see these things and when we do these things we will be happier.
I want to avoid all of these sins, don’t you?