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11/15/2015 ~ Arrogance


Darkness embraces the thrust of nothing.
Arrogance emboldens a defiant heart of perceived no fault.


"Talk no more so very proudly; Let no arrogance come from your mouth,
For the LORD is the God of knowledge; And by Him actions are weighed."
~ 1st Samuel 2:3


Flavors of Arrogance
Talk Proudly  
Puffed Up
Exalts Self             
Commend
Themselves


  High
Minded
    Holier
Than You
 
    Proud
Heart
    ARROGANCE  
  Boast in
Themselves
  Wise
in Their
Own Eyes
 
Haughty Spirit    
Nothing
But Strife
Despise
Others


           

Pride acts upon the mouth unprepared for the consequences.

They utter speech, and speak insolent things;
All the workers of iniquity boast in themselves. ~ Psalm 94:4


In self-boasting one falls spewing gagging words upon others.

Do not boast about tomorrow, For you do not know what a day may bring forth.
~ Proverbs 27:1


Sunlight is an unguaranteed moment as life jumps forward.

... now you boast in your arrogance. All such boasting is evil. ~ James 4:13-16

Raging envy and jealousy is the food of a defiant bitter heart.
Thankfulness in Him is the keel that drives a rudder home.


... But God said to him, Fool! This night your soul will be required of you; ...
~ Luke 12:19-21


Over confidence without mortal regard for the uncertainty of time
can leave one empty deprived of intuitive spiritual rewards.


Pride and arrogance and the evil way And the perverse mouth I hate. ...
~ Proverbs 8:13


Haughty hearts have no place in Godís accepted way.
Arrogance is a disease of heart.


... without self-control, brutal, despisers of good, traitors, headstrong,
haughty, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, ... ~ 2nd Timothy 3:1-5


Swirling evil suffocates decency appallingly cold.

... proud, knowing nothing, but is obsessed with disputes and arguments
over words, from which come envy, strife, reviling, ... ~ 1st Timothy 6:3-5


Without actions reflecting the true knowledge of God humbly in Jesus,
argumentative spirits often skew from Him cloaked in self-seeking agendas.

Woe to those who are wise in their own eyes, And prudent in their own sight!
~ Isaiah 5:21


A snob has no room for merciful ears
all puffed up acting tuff while often huffing.


"Who say, 'Keep to yourself, Do not come near me, For I am holier than you!'
These are smoke in My nostrils, A fire that burns all the day." ~ Isaiah 65:5


The pompous reserve their eternal fire in a smokeless realm.

He who is of a proud heart stirs up strife, ...
He who trusts in his own heart is a fool, ... ~ Proverbs 28:25-26


Trusting in self has deeper deceptions of insecuritiesí hardship.

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


Without a humble heart, wisdom is forever out of reach.

Do not be wise in your own eyes; Fear the LORD and depart from evil.
~ Proverbs 3:7


The deepest wisdom can only be had by the seeking ignorant.

The lazy man is wiser in his own eyes
Than seven men who can answer sensibly. ~ Proverbs 26:16


There is no sensibility in a lazy manís cockiness.

By pride comes nothing but strife, ... ~ Proverbs 13:10

Pride eventually leads to the poverty of loneliness.

Pride goes before destruction, And a haughty spirit before a fall.
~ Proverbs 16:18


The demands of the haughty shall fall to the height of the bottom.

Before destruction the heart of a man is haughty, And before honor is humility.
~ Proverbs 18:12


Humility humbles a peaceable heart
whereas arrogance destroys a fitful fighting one.


... who trusted in themselves that they were righteous, and despised others:
~ Luke 18:9


Despising others can lead to the deception of being above accountability.

"Beware of the scribes, who desire to go around in long robes, love greetings
in the marketplaces, the best seats in the synagogues, ... ~ Luke 20:46


Desire to be over others as entitled maintains a destructive heart.

... For each one shall bear his own load. ~ Galatians 6:3-5

Fools fail to examine truth of self.

And if anyone thinks that he knows anything,
he knows nothing yet as he ought to know. ... ~ 1st Corinthians 8:2-3


To know is to know one knows not.
Only a humble contrite heart can truly love God.


"I tell you, this man went down to his house justified rather than the other;
everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, ..." ~ Luke 18:14


Full of self fails to empty out before God.

And whoever exalts himself will be humbled,
and he who humbles himself will be exalted. ~ Matthew 23:12


Superiority invites condemnation while the meek find honor.

A man's pride will bring him low, But the humble in spirit will retain honor.
~ Proverbs 29:23


To be more is to be less.

... being puffed up with pride he fall into the same condemnation as the devil.
~ 1st Timothy 3:6


Pride is the root that rots a soul
away from God inheriting the devils residence.


... Do not set your mind on high things, but associate with the humble.
Do not be wise in your own opinion. ~ Romans 12:16


Truth associates in unity with the humble
where superiority alienates the wise.


... they, measuring themselves by themselves, and comparing
themselves among themselves, are not wise. ~ 2nd Corinthians 10:12


Those entangled in jealous and envious competitions
ruin themselves in disgust.


... the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life
- is not of the Father but of the world. ~ 1st John 2:16


Consumed in self blinds one from all higher truths.

Not that we are sufficient of ourselves to think of anything as being from
ourselves, but our sufficiency is from God, ... ~ 2nd Corinthians 3:5


To realize we are but parts of God in the gift of His love awakens truth.

... "God resists the proud, But gives grace to the humble." Therefore
submit to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you. ~ James 4:6-7


Grace is a gift given to the humble who submit to God
while resisting the devilís stubborn ways.


"But they refused to heed, shrugged their shoulders, and
stopped their ears so that they could not hear." ~ Zechariah 7:11


It all comes down to spiritual insights over prideís obliviousness.
Are we custodians of what befalls us or do we haughtily claim ownership?


Arrogance Has No Part in Godliness
Do not talk proudly or speak arrogantly
Do not boast arrogantly which is evil
Be rich toward the ways of God and hate evil
Turn away and withdraw from the ungodly
Do not have a holier than thou attitude
Trust in the Lord walking wisely as well-advised
Do not be wise in your own eyes or opinion
Do not despise others with a haughty heart
Do not commend oneself among comparisons
Pride gets the same condemnation the devil has
Examine your own works humbly
Associate with the humble
Our sufficiency is from God
Submit to God

Command your spirit over your pride.
Below explosive darkness stills listless motion unable to orient.




 

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