Interestingly, this list of detestable activities is very similar to the previous wise saying (:12-15). It’s possible Solomon created one or both them at different times. Or maybe one or the other was simply a well-known proverb in that day.
Both lists also reference activities based on human body parts – eyes, tongue, hands, heart and feet. In each case, these activities are things we do that can be hurtful to others.
The first list discusses a “troublemaker and a villain.” This list describes the things any of us are capable of doing – and they’re the same things! We all have it in us to do the dumbest stuff.
So, today, let’s choose to do good things which can make a positive impact in the lives of others. And let’s also try to not tick God off!