RUSS HOBBS MINISTRIES
Did you know that there are seven things that God hates? Proverbs 6:16-19.
God hates haughty eyes, someone who is puffed up and thinks they are better than someone else, a liar, individuals who shed innocent blood, the heart that devises wicked schemes and plans, people quick to rush into evil, the person who pours out lies against others. This one is considered an abomination by God! God hates the person that stirs up conflict against people! Wow, think about that for a few minutes.
The Bible often speaks of arrogance, haughtiness, and pride and presents them as negative characteristics. Mark 7:20–23 lists pride right alongside adultery and murder. An arrogant attitude has no care in the world for the will of God because all actions and thoughts are self-focused (2 Timothy 3:2).
God’s Word promises that the arrogant will be punished (Proverbs 16:5; Isaiah 13:11). Instead of being an arrogant snob, believers should look to Jesus Christ’s humility as an example for their own lives (Hebrews 4:15). If anyone in history could rightfully have claimed personal importance, it was Jesus! A follower of Christ does not puff up with prideful arrogance. The Holy Spirit (Romans 8:9), we can help us gain humility over arrogance, selflessness over selfishness, and meekness over swagger.
Some questions for thought and discussion today!
- How do you deal with arrogant people that you come in contact with?
- What do you think is the “real” problem with prideful individuals?
- How do swaggering and proud individuals affect others?
- How can we help people who come across with an arrogant boisterous attitude?