The willful breaking of God’s law—doing evil (or wishing to)—or failure to do what is good and right under God’s law is referred to as sin.
Sin is defined as “the breaking of God’s law” (1 John 3:4; Romans 4:15), both in the inward state and habit of the soul and in the outward conduct of life, whether by commission or omission (Romans 6:12-17; 7:5-24).
Origin of sin
Sin is thought to have started with a powerful and arrogant angel in Heaven, now known as Satan, and spread to many other angelic beings.
This is thought to have occurred shortly after the Creation of the Earth, Adam and Eve, and before Cain and his younger brother Abel were conceived.
As a result, Satan and his rebels were expelled from Heaven and cast down to Earth.
He “fell like lightning from Heaven,” as the Son of God observed (Luke 10:18).
What are the 7 Sins that God Hates?
I want to point out that without exception, our sinful proclivity to do what is wrong, impure, harmful, and unholy is inherited from our parents.
But this doesn’t mean that we can’t look to God and amend our sinful ways; we can, however, here are the 7 sins that God hates:
- A proud look
- Lying tongue
- Hands that shed innocent blood
- A heart that devises wicked imaginations
- Feet that be swift to run to mischief
- A false witness that speaketh lies
- He that soweth discord among brethren
Proverbs 6:16-19 “ 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, A 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.”
Now that you know what the seven deadly sins are; let’s now dig a bit deeper by looking at these verses and other Bible verses to make sense of the seven deadly sins that the Lord hates.
Why Did God Allow sin in the First Place?
Because God is all-knowing and all-powerful, He could have prevented sinful events from ever occurring.
However, God is not the author of sin because he permits them.
We don’t know why God allowed these events to happen; however, we trust that in the end, it will bring God great glory.
7 Deadly Sins That God Hates Bible Verses
The Bible mentions several different types of sin.
“Presumptuous sins,” or, to put it another way, “sins with an uplifted hand,” are defiant acts of sin, as opposed to “errors” or “inadvertencies” (Psalm 19:13).
“Secret,” as in “hidden sins” (Psa. 19:12); sins that go unnoticed by the soul.
“Sin against the Holy Spirit,” also known as a “sin unto death” (Matthew 12:31-32; 1 John 5:16), is a deliberate rejection of grace.
That said, here are several other scriptures that speaks about the 7 sins that God hates:
“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,
A 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.”
2. James 4:6
“But he giveth more grace. Wherefore he saith, God resisteth the proud, but giveth grace unto the humble.”
Proud look. All glory belongs to God and when a person is proud, they attempt to rob God of his glory; which He hates. Proud people usually look down on others. They believe that they’re special, exalted above others, and the most important person in the room.
For this reason. God hates a proud look. A proud person is selfish, delusional, and doesn’t honor God. They are vain, arrogant, loud, and don’t like to respect others.
It’s never a good thing to be proud. However, to be humble is way better and more rewarding.
I would encourage you to respect others, be kind, gentle, compassionate and allow God to praise you: not you praising yourself and thinking that you’re greater than everyone you meet.
Proverbs 12:22“Lying lips are an abomination to the Lord, but those who act faithfully are his delight.”
Lying tongue. God is truth. His Son Jesus Christ is truth, His spirit the Holy Ghost is truth and no one will find him outside of truth. Even our faith is predicated on truth: the heart and soul of His character.
Every word counts, whether in heaven or on earth, truth is truth and as such, God expects us to tell the truth.
That said, telling lies is sinful and will attract God’s wrath. Lying is devilish and those who practice it dishonors God.
The devil is the liar, and the father of lies, he lied from the beginning, and those who practice telling lies are one with the devil, not God.
3. Deuteronomy 19:10
“So innocent blood will not be shed in the midst of your land which the Lord your God gives you as an inheritance, and bloodguiltiness be on you.”
Hands that shed Innocent Blood. The thief cometh not but to kill, steal, and destroy. Anyone who sheds Innocent blood is a thief, destroyer, and doesn’t have regard for life. God gave life as a gift to men, and anyone that doesn’t respect life dishonors God.
4. Mark 7:20-23
“And he said, “What comes out of a person is what defiles him. For from within, out of the heart of man, come evil thoughts, sexual immorality, theft, murder, adultery, coveting, wickedness, deceit, sensuality, envy, slander, pride, foolishness. All these evil things come from within, and they defile a person.”
A heart that deviseth wicked imaginations. The heart is a very beautiful thing, a life-giving source that has in it the power to bless and to curse.
That being so, anyone that uses their heart to imagine and devise evil robs humanity of God’s blessings.
The heart: we must use it to bless, not to curse, imagine, and device evil against others: God hates it with a passion.
5. Psalm 7:14-16
Behold, he travaileth with iniquity, and hath conceived mischief, and brought forth falsehood. He made a pit, and dug it, and is fallen into the ditch [which] he made. His mischief shall return upon his own head, and his violent dealing shall come down upon his own pate.”
Feet that be swift in running to mischief. A mischief seeker is an evil person that loves confusion, strife, and chaos. God hates mischief seekers: their intention is to inflict pain, grief, and sorrow on others.
But the Lord expects us, His children to be kind to each other, to love each other, and to be our brother’s keeper. Sadly, a lot of persons, even Christians have done the polar opposite, which God hates.
Instead of being a mischief seeker, pursue peace, love, kindness compassion sympathy, empathy, respect, and faith. These are the things that the Lord loves and encourages us to pursue.
6. Exodus 23:1
“You shall not spread a false report. You shall not join hands with a wicked man to be a malicious witness.”
A false witness that speaketh lies. Here again, we see lies being mentioned as something that God hates. Whenever something is repeated in the Bible, it is done so for emphasis.
God hates lying, and this bible verse about the seven deadly sins serves to reinforce it strongly.
As mentioned earlier, lying is of the devil, and anyone who lies identifies themselves with the devil. “You are of your father the devil, and your will is to do your father’s desires.
He was a murderer from the beginning and has nothing to do with the truth because there is no truth in him. When he lies, he speaks out of his own character, for he is a liar and the father of lies – John 8:44.
Try your best to tell the truth, and always, abstain from telling lies, even when it is hard to do so.
7. 1 Corinthians 14:33
“For God is not a God of confusion but of peace. As in all the churches of the saints.”
He that soweth discord among brethren. God eschews confusion, He detests it and is grieved with those who follow it by sowing seeds of discord among brethren.
God the Father God, Son, and Holy Spirit are one. They were one from the beginning, they are one now, and they forever are one.
Likewise, God expects us to be one, and anyone that promotes and sows division is not of God.
Final Thoughts on the 7 Deadly Sins that God Hates
The seven deadly sins in the Bible are sins that God emphasizes for a reason and He hates them, these are as follow: a proud look, lying tongue, hands that shed innocent blood, a heart that devises wicked imaginations, feet that be swift to run to mischief, a false witness that speaketh, and he that soweth discord among brethren.
These seven sins are also known as capital vices or cardinal sins which the Lord detests, and hopefully you too.
If these scriptures on the 7 deadly sins have been a blessing to you, I encourage you to share them with your family, friends, and those in your close circle. Be blessed, and thank you for reading to the end.