God has Feelings too, are we not made in The Image of The Creator?

Within traditional and orthodox Christianity, there exists a teaching that there are seven deadly sins or seven cardinal sins.  They are pride, greed, wrath, envy, lust, gluttony and slothfulness.  A man by the name of Evagrius Ponticus came up with the list in the 4th Century but the list appears nowhere in the sixty-six books of Scripture.  While that list may be worth discussing, it should not be held in any higher esteem than the list in Proverbs 6.  The list of seven sins in Solomon’s book is the closest the Bible gets to compiling a list of sins that are emphasized over all other sins.  These sins are directly attached to the conversation Solomon is having with his son in chapter 6 regarding “naughty” people.  It is no coincidence that there are seven characteristics ascribed to the “naughty person” in verses 12-15 and seven evils in verses 16-19.  God hates everything about the “naughty person.”  This wicked person shows us what it looks like to possess all seven chief sins.


This is yet another Proverb which presents opposing perspectives. The first perspective is to be humble and keep company with the poor. The second option is to take part in the rewards of the proud. We are told that the first is the better perspective. The question is why? The previous verse speaks of the downfall of pride. Pride brings conflict and strife. If we share in the “spoils” of the prideful, we share in that conflict and strife. We can avoid the trouble that comes with pridefulness if we remain humble. If the wisest man in the world, Solomon says this is the better option, then we would be wise to listen.

And we pray:

Lord, Help me to remain humble, even though the world would have me to share the spoils of the prideful. Help to keep my eyes focused on You so that I will make the right choices. Amen.

Proverbs 6:16-19 These six things doth the LORD hateyea, seven are an abomination unto him:  A proud look, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood,  An 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.”

There are numerous passages of Scripture that speak of God’s emotions. For example, God demonstrates the following:

• Anger – Psalm 7:11Deuteronomy 9:22Romans 1:18
• Compassion – Psalm 135:14Judges 2:18Deuteronomy 32:36
• Grief – Genesis 6:6Psalm 78:40
• Love – 1 John 4:8John 3:16Jeremiah 31:3
• Hate – Proverbs 6:16Psalm 5:5Psalm 11:5
• Jealousy – Exodus 20:5Exodus 34:14Joshua 24:19
• Joy – Zephaniah 3:17Isaiah 62:5Jeremiah 32:41

Remember this:


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