O God, you take no pleasure in wickedness; you cannot tolerate the slightest sin. Therefore, the proud will not be allowed to stand in your presence, for you hate all who do evil. You will destroy those who tell lies. The Lord detests murderers and deceivers. Psalm 5: 4-6 NLT
Here is a list of things that God will not tolerate:
Most of these might seem obvious like sin and murder.
But what about pride? Or telling lies? Or deceiving?
Are you proud of your accomplishments? I mean P-R-O-U-D? Can't stop talking about them or bringing the conversation back to what you have done?
Have you ever told "a little white lie" in order to "protect" someone? Is there even a level of lying (black, white, grey, etc.)? Why do we always think we must say something, anyway?
How about deceiving someone? Have you ever covered up something at work to make yourself or your boss look good? Have you made a bigger deal out of one thing in order to hide something else? Deceiving can take many forms, even when we feel that the outcome will be good or at least will benefit us in some way.
Before pointing fingers, we must always first look at ourselves.
God, there are many things you cannot tolerate. Help us to not deceive ourselves into thinking we have never done any of those things. In Jesus' name. Amen.
Copyright 2011 Amelia G. Sims