Proverbs 6:16-17 (ESV)

16 There are six things that the Lord hates,

seven that are an abomination to him:

17 haughty eyes, a lying tongue,

and hands that shed innocent blood,

Because God is holy and will not tolerate unrighteous behavior, seven things are listed that he detests or separates himself from. The first are “haughty eyes.” This phrase describes the one who arrogantly thinks she is superior to other humans and even above God. The prideful stand in opposition to the Lord. The second is a “lying tongue.” God does not approve of those who use speech to communicate anything false. And the third are “hands that shed innocent blood.” The wicked will do whatever it takes to get what they want. In which area do you struggle? Do you see yourself as superior to others? Do you deceive by including or omitting details, creating a picture that’s not actually true? Or do you use people to get what you want? If you practice any of these things, repent and ask God to help you rid these traits from your life today.