As a pastor, I have seen and experienced this most heinous of sins. 30 For my yoke is easy and my burden is light” (Matthew 11:28-30). For thou wilt save the afflicted people; but wilt bring down high looks. These six things doth the LORD hate: yea, seven are an abomination unto him: Be of the same mind one toward another.
We think more highly of ourselves than we should. and a person who stirs up conflict in the community. Every way of a man is right in his own eyes: but the LORD pondereth the hearts. Pride goeth before destruction, and an haughty spirit before a fall. 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. The expression “looking down our nose” at someone applies here. Ezekiel 16:50 | View whole chapter | See verse in context And they were haughty , and committed abomination before me: therefore I took them away as I saw good. James, the brother of Jesus, in his straightforward style declares , “ the rich should take pride in their humiliation—since they will pass away like a wild flower” (1:10). Satan lied to Eve and caused the fall of mankind and he has been lying ever since. Before destruction the heart of man is haughty, and before honour is humility. The king's heart is in the hand of the LORD, as the rivers of water: he turneth it whithersoever he will. haughty eyes, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood; World English Bible haughty eyes, a lying tongue, hands that shed innocent blood; Young's Literal Translation Eyes high -- tongues false -- And hands shedding innocent blood -- Proverbs 6:17 Parallel At the heart of this again is the problem of comparing—we don’t just look down, we look down at other people as if they are lower or lesser than we are. Mind not high things, but condescend to men of low estate. Proverbs 14:5 A faithful witness will not lie: but a false witness will utter lies. Proverbs has a lot to say about eyes, and it links them here to a proud heart. Since the organization began in 1976 through 2017, Dennis’ leadership enabled FamilyLife to grow into a dynamic and vital ministry in more than 109 countries around the world helping families discover the joy God intended for their relationships with God, spouse, and kids. Proverbs 6:16-19 ESV / 43 helpful votes Helpful Not Helpful. If you want to aspire to something, become “gentle and humble in heart”. Dennis Rainey Dennis Rainey cofounded FamilyLife®, a ministry of Cru®. They may become like the boy who cried wolf and people may say about them, “Well, just consider the source.” Giving false testimony or being a false witness about others is basically assassinating their character and doing it behind their back which is exceedingly cowardly. Things that are said to be an abomination to God are those things done by people who are not going to inherit eternal life and enter into the Kingdom of Heaven. Whoso privily slandereth his neighbour, him will I cut off: him that hath an high look and a proud heart will not I suffer. The thoughts of the diligent tend only to plenteousness; but of every one that is hasty only to want. If “A man’s pride brings him low [then] a man of lowly spirit gains honor” (Prov 29:23).
Your email address will not be published. God can not lie since it is against His own nature but “every man [is] a liar” (Rom 3:4). James warns the pride and haughty that their accomplishments, proud view of themselves, self-importance, smugness, arrogance, etc. I say this more to me than I do to you for I know my own heart and it is deceitfully wicked…and who can know it but God (Jer 17:9)?