Today, as we look at this passage in Proverbs, we see some things that God detests.

“The Lord detests the sacrifice of the wicked, but the prayer of the upright pleases him.

The Lord detests the way of the wicked, but he loves those who pursue righteousness. Stern discipline awaits anyone who leaves the path; the one who hates correction will die. Death and Destruction lie open before the Lord—how much more do human hearts! Mockers resent correction, so they avoid the wise.” Proverbs 15:8-12

Yes, there are things that the Lord hates.

God hates sacrifices that the wicked make. He hates the way of the wicked.

But there are many things the Lord loves.

He loves those who pursue righteousness. The prayers of the righteous please Him.

Our Lord is all powerful, all seeing. Every move we make lies open before Him. We should know that our hearts are literally an open book before Him. We cannot hide anything. So, we shouldn’t even try.

Heavenly Father, help me to offer my prayers to You for that is pleasing in Your sight. Help me to pursue righteousness for that is what You love.

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