So, this was part our daily “Gems” reading …….
16 There are six things the Lord hates,
seven that are detestable to him:
17 haughty eyes,
a lying tongue,
hands that shed innocent blood,
18 a heart that devises wicked schemes,
feet that are quick to rush into evil,
19 a false witness who pours out lies
and a person who stirs up conflict in the community.
For the persons who may be agnostic or atheists, I think Proverbs is an excellent place to start. The things listed in the scripture are repeated over and over again throughout the Bible. There are, of course, many more words of wisdom and instructions. Now, I believe even non-believers can see, regardless of your belief in the Almighty, or not, it’s a pretty respectable way to conduct yourself. No, Christians don’t always hit the mark, but, we do try, as opposed to the Occupy lunatics pictured on the right, or the most recent hippie rent-a-mob on the left.