16These six things the Lord hates,
Yes, seven are an abomination to Him:
17 A proud look,
A lying tongue,
Hands that shed innocent blood,
18 A heart that devises wicked plans,
Feet that are swift in running to evil,
19 A false witness who speaks lies,
And one who sows discord among brethren.
We covered the first three of these things the Lord hates Sunday, today I would like to focus on 'a heart the devises wicked plans.' First understand we must guard and lead our hearts. The wicked plans which promote selfish desires must be put away for righteous and just things. The plans devised in the heart can be a web of deceit that runs deep and wide. Many times we disguise our wickedness with the camouflage of advice and so called godly counsel. When you begin to travel down a road on which you can't seem to stop putting your interests ahead of everything else, you might want to make sure you have the right map and the right voice in your GPS. It may just be you are devising wicked plans chasing after selfish gains. In everything you do, let it be honorable before Jesus Christ. If you are overlooking evil for your own gain, then you are participating in something God hates. God knows your heart and He is aware of every intent you have. Every deal you work, God knows the intent behind it. He reads your heart and does not depend on your words. Be pure and holy with everything you do. Do all things to bring glory and honor to Jesus Christ and do not work for selfish intent. Love Jesus today with a heart that seeks only His will for only His glory.
Brother Big Daddy