Day 3

What God Hates

from the Proverbs reading plan


Proverbs 3:31-32, Proverbs 6:16-19, Proverbs 11:20, Proverbs 15:8-9, Proverbs 15:26, Proverbs 16:4-5, Proverbs 28:9

BY She Reads Truth

The book of Proverbs is a guide for pursuing godly wisdom in our daily lives. In this four-week study, we will read a selection of topical proverbs covering different aspects of wisdom, from how to interact with our friends, families, and neighbors, to fearing God and keeping His commands. No matter the subject, these proverbs urge us to wrestle with and reflect on our own response to them. To help you better engage with the proverbs in this reading plan, we have provided you with a short introduction and reflection questions for each day.

One of the overarching themes of the Bible is the astonishing love of God toward rebellious and sinful people. This aspect of God’s nature plays out in every setting and circumstance, including in our broken world. To truly know God—and, therefore, to truly walk in wisdom—we must not only know what God loves, but also what He hates. 

Reflection Questions:

Why do you think there are proverbs that talk about what God hates? Why is this important for us to know? 

God hates sin but loves the people He has created. When you are sinned against or are a witness to sin, is hatred something that rises up in you? Why do you think that? 

Read Proverbs 28:9. What does the first half of this verse have to do with the second?

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78 thoughts on "What God Hates"

  1. Raina Johnson says:

    Our purpose in life is to pursue God♥️

  2. Desiree Robertson says:

    I don’t believe the Lord will seek revenge due to our sins. He expects us to acknowledge them, ask for forgiveness and learn, not repeat.

  3. Janniah Evans says:

    The law is there to remind us of who our father is and the image his sons are to bare. In knowing the image of God and the nature and standard of him we are able to approach him better in prayer. We can also communicate with him better. We aim to go to him humbly, aware of who we are and our position in him, that we may be perfected by him. Our prayer reflects our heart, and he purifies our heart, if we acknowledge that our heart is sinful and our ways are wicked. We can only do so if we acknowledge his law.

  4. Janniah Evans says:

    We live to please him and according to his standard. If we know what he hates and loves we can live more intentionally, being mindful of what pleases our father.

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