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Did you know there are people God hates?  The wise king who wrote Proverbs told his son about this kind of person.

So if a leader fits that description, God hates him. That is an uncomfortable thought. And it should be. That truth should cause the kind of discomfort that motivates you to introspective thought and productive self-review. 

How does one avoid being the kind of leader that God hates?

Look at what the king said in Scripture, “There are six things that the Lord hates, seven that are an abomination to him: haughty eyes, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood, a heart that devises wicked plans, feet that make haste to run to evil, a false witness who breathes out lies, and one who sows discord among brothers.” (Proverbs 6:16-19)

So God hates a leader who is arrogant and snobbish.

God hates a leader who lies.

God hates a leader who takes advantage of vulnerable people.

God hates a leader who is a schemer.

God hates a leader who enjoys wickedness.

God hates a leader who speaks untruthful things about others.

God hates a leader who ruins the harmony within a community.  

But don’t let these words steal your joy. There is hope in the king’s words. We can also now learn what God loves. 

God loves a leader who is humble.

God loves a leader who tells the truth.

God loves a leader who protects the innocent and vulnerable. 

God loves a leader who is transparent and forthright.

God loves a leader who avoids wicked schemes.

God loves a leader who affirms true things about the people around him.

God loves a leader who brings peace, joy, and unity to those in his community. 

Which kind of leader are you?

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