October 6th, 2016
Proud and Puffing
The wicked, through the pride of his countenance, will not seek after God: God is not in all his thoughts. His ways are always grievous; thy judgments are far above out of his sight: as for all his enemies, he puffeth at them. (Psalm 10:4-5 KJV)
Pride or an air of self-importance is a mark of an ungodly person. This perfectly describes those who see themselves as more important. Many reach even higher by choosing to view themselves even greater than God.
Pride opposes God while humble submission seeks to serve God.
This Bible verse describes an ungodly man’s heart attitude as it spills outwardly in his life. His way is grievous to God. The wicked storm their way through life pouncing upon anyone who he or she views as below or beneath his own higher achievement and great spiritual standing.
Those who are haughty do not seek the will and way of God but look for their own pathway through this world saying God’s way is “old-fashioned” or “out of touch” with their own view of reality. The ungodly spend their time eagerly serving evil and darkness choosing to live in opposition to the things of God, never stopping to acknowledge the presence and final authority of God.