Tag Archives: arrogance

Disdain


those whose eyes are ever so haughty,
whose glances are so disdainful;
Proverbs 30:13

From the moment Satan was able to place the seed of pride in the heart of Eve, man has been characterized, with few exceptions, as being a source of endless pride. Everyone has a reason, however trivial it may seem, to consider themselves better than others and, paradoxically, even those who are most deprived of anything that could become a source of pride always find something by which to feel superior to others. Arrogance is something that is deeply rooted in our nature and it is one of the most difficult things to remove. Pride is the direct cause of xenophobia and those who are victims of this despicable hostility can always find someone to whom they can project a hatred similar to the one they are receiving. Most surprising of all is that many of those who consider that they excel at what they do the vast majority of the time do not possess the qualities they believe they have.

The Lord demands of their children to act with justice, mercy and meekness. The apostle Paul told the Galatians that each one must examine his own behavior and that if anyone had something to boast, not compare it to anyone. And to the Philippians he said that their attitude should be that of Christ Jesus: Who, being in very nature God, did not consider equality with God something to be used to his own advantage; rather, he made himself nothing by taking the very nature of a servant, being made in human likeness.  And being found in appearance as a man, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to death—even death on a cross! Let us follow the example left to us by the Lord Jesus Christ and let’s get rid of any trace of pride that wants to keep rooted in our hearts. Let us submit to the Lord Jesus so he can transform our hearts. To God alone be the glory!

Scoffers


From their callous hearts comes iniquity;
their evil imaginations have no limits.
They scoff, and speak with malice;
with arrogance they threaten oppression.
Psalm 73:7-8

The wicked hide their true and grim intentions. As much as they simulate and make an effort to hide what is really behind their actions, it is generally easy to see where they come and what they want. Pride and arrogance make these people feel optimistic about getting their ill will go unnoticed in order to do more damage or more profit. Unfortunately many people, boasting an incredible naiveté come to accept without question all the false promises and lies that these people offer. Many, unsuspectingly end up entangled in the traps of these vile creatures. The product of their misdeeds is erroneously considered by the ignorant as a personal victory and a demonstration of intelligence and leadership.

The children of God must be very careful when they observe the actions of these individuals to not be swayed by their lies and their honeyed words. God has given us the discernment to not be misled by the siren song of these evildoers. The more we rely on the word of God the better we will be protected from the scams and traps that they will try to use against us. let us not neglect, then, the daily study of God’s word which along with the application of that word to our lives will result in strength and intelligence not to believe the lies of these slaves of Satan or get carried away by their bad examples. Close to God nothing can deviate us from the path of righteousness.To God alone be the glory!