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Life it’s more than a game – August 9

Here are six things God hates,
    and one more that he loathes with a passion:

 

eyes that are arrogant,
a tongue that lies,
hands that murder the innocent,
a heart that hatches evil plots,
feet that race down a wicked track,
a mouth that lies under oath,
a troublemaker in the family.

Proverbs 6:16-19 (MSG)

 

There are some people we should not make part of an inner circle of friends. Proverbs 6:16-19 identifies seven characteristics that mark people we should not allow into our circle of close friends— people who are arrogant, who lie, who take advantage of the weak, who craft immoral or unethical plans, who slander, and who create conflict. How can such people have a negative effect on us?

 

Do you think these seven traits are easy to identify in others or are they sometimes exhibited in subtler ways?

 

In theory most of us would probably say that we want to avoid such people, but often we are attracted to them anyway. Why do you think that is so?

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