“God dislikes Pride and Arrogance” . . I guess there is no other way to say it. According to the writings in Proverbs, this is true. It seems that some folk are quick to point out what they feel our Father in Heaven detests and tend to point their fingers at those they feel He disapproves of. In the same text, it also says that He hates a forward mouth; which means, He very much dislikes those who cannot control their tongue. Is it not true, that when we look down on others, we are showing forth arrogance; forgetting our pit.
Just because someone’s understanding differs from ours, does not make them evil. We’re not going to begin to love people as we should, until we see that many people, are doing the very best they know how to do. We are definitely being arrogant, when we judge others, forgetting what God has done for us and where He has brought us from. Being unthankful and ungrateful, is one of the greatest failures of this end time world; a real sign. I can’t imagine how those of us with skeletons in our own closets, can dare to put down other people; when we should be the first to show real mercy.
Using the name of Jesus Christ to make money, and live a high life style, is evil; we need to see it as it is. Using God’s people, and the funds that they contribute toward His house, for setting up our own personal kingdom, is the same; it’s wicked. Petting and showing partiality to those who give more to our cause, is harmful to the body and soul; it causes good people to feel less than. It seems, that the widow’s mites, have long since been forgotten; although Christ said, that she gave more than all the others. We once knew, that God does not like pride; it was something to repent over.
We say that certain folk do not love God, because we judge them by their outward appearance. It’s likely that we have thrown away a lot of good folk, because they did not look like we thought they should have looked. It still does not resonate with many, that what you look like on the outside, does not always reflect what is on the inside. We sometimes act like Jesus did not know what He was talking about; but He did, He experienced it among His own people. And those kind, hated Him, with a dire passion, because He dared speak the truth about them. It literally cost Him his life. It did.
“I love them that love me” (Proverbs 8:17). I found this today, and it lifted me. It clearly says, that God loves those, who love Him. It’s not up to me today to say who loves God, and who does not. All I need to know today, is that if I love Him, He loves me back. Nobody can take that from me. It’s my own relationship with God that counts the most; not what other people think about me.
I do believe there are principles and attributes we are to aim for and we must also aim for the very best that we can do. I won’t have to worry about having too much pride, as long as I humble myself before Him. Arrogance, disappears, when you fall on your face before God. It always does.