Results of Pride

Proverbs 16:5 Everyone who is proud in heart is an abomination to the LORD; assuredly, he will not be unpunished.

Pride is a punishable offense and it must be dealt with.

Romans 1:22-23 Professing to be wise, they became fools, and exchanged the glory of the incorruptible God for an image in the form of corruptible man and of birds and four-footed animals and crawling creatures.

Is this a sign of the times or what? Look at our 21st century culture. We worship ourselves. Secular humanism is a religion of American culture. We are very tolerant. We are into worshiping animals, trees. It is worship of the creation or Pantheism. The smarter we think we are, the more foolish we bcome in the eyes of God. Worship whatever, just not God of the Bible.

Galatians 6:3 For if anyone thinks he is something when he is nothing, he deceives himself.

We have all seen the type. Someone who thinks they are better than someone else. Who knows what the reason is. Some may think they are better because of their smarts, money, looks, or the car they drive. Gods says this does not define who you are. What man values as something, God states it is nothing. It is this mindset of being “a big deal”. It causes self-deception.

Proverbs 30:12 There is a kind who is pure in his own eyes, yet is not washed from his filthiness.

These people are as pure as the wind driven snow. They have no faults. They look in the mirror and see perfection. Look at all the good things they have done. Their accomplishments, they have told us. We must understand; they are a blessing to mankind.  One small problem, they are human. They still sin. They cannot solve their sin issue on their own accord with a perfect and holy God.

Proverbs 29:23a A man’s pride will bring him low…

The mental attitude will cause the down fall. Dishonor is the result.

Proverbs 28:25a An arrogant man stirs up strife…

This attitude leads to arguments, contention, quarrels, and debates.

Proverbs 21:4 Haughty eyes and a proud heart, the lamp of the wicked, is sin.

This type of attitude cultivates sin. There is a figurative agricultural reference in the Hebrew.

Proverbs 21:24 “Proud,” “Haughty,” “Scoffer,” are his names, who acts with insolent pride.

The Hebrew indicates there is an overabundance and overflow of presumptuousness and arrogance in the verse. Prideful mental attitude results in prideful actions.

Proverbs 26:12 Do you see a man wise in his own eyes? There is more hope for a fool than for him.

The self-proclaimed mentally elite, they are very smart. The simpletons and dummies the brilliant mock and make fun of have more of a chance according to God. The genius would scoff and shrug God’s commentary off in self-confidence.

Proverbs 26:16 The sluggard is wiser in his own eyes than seven men who can give a discreet answer.

The sluggard is the kind of person who lays around and does nothing. They view the world from their couch with remote in hand and have all the answers. The lazy know more than everybody else, just ask them. They see the complex world with unbelievable clarity. The sluggard darn sure knows more than experts. The irony of the proverb is the one who is doing nothing thinks they are great applying what they know. It is all just talk.

Proverbs 15:25a The LORD will tear down the house of the proud…

One will not find security in their fancy home.

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