Daily Bible Reading: Proverbs 5 – 6
Verse of the Day: Proverbs 6:16 – “There are six things which Jehovah hateth; Yea, seven which are an abomination unto him:”
In verses 16 – 19 of Proverbs chapter 6 we find a numerical proverb. The use of progression – “six… yeah seven” is a rhetorical device that aids in memorization. It is a method of building to a climax. It starts with the building of God’s hatred to His feeling of abomination with these things. In a progressive proverb, the last item is always the most prominent item. In our reading today in verse 19, we see that it is one who sows discord among fellow believers. This causes the greatest disapproval from God. It is in sharp contrast to Psalm 133:1 where God pronounces blessing on those who live together in peace.
Today, study and meditate upon the verses 16 – 19 and consider am I guilty of any of these? If so, confess and forsake these lifestyles that God hates.
Prayer: Search me O God! Amen.