Daily Wisdom 237: Proverbs 11:20

Proverbs 11:20 (NKJV) — 20 Those who are of a perverse heart are an abomination to the Lord, But the blameless in their ways are His delight.

Abomination and delight. The person whose heart is perverse is an abomination (i.e., something detestable or loathsome) in God’s eyes. God delights in those who are blameless. God instructed Israel not to bring an abomination into their houses (Deuteronomy 7:26). Even today there is the danger of contamination by abominable things. Christians must guard their homes against abominable influences (Psalm 101:2-7). They must prevent rebellious, lawless people from influencing their homes by means of technology, including any kind of media. Instead, they should actively seek to have their homes influenced by those who have faith in the true God.