(Proverbs 21:24 KJV) Proud and haughty scorner is his name, who dealeth in proud wrath.
I am into nicknames. I like to award them and I enjoy receiving them. I realize that they can be insults, but often they are signs of affection and friendship. At school the kids will call me Santa Claus around Christmas time. Of course I respond by calling them Elf, and telling them to go clean out the reindeer stalls.
Here we have nicknames that are not marks of affection. They all reflect inner attitudes that are too common in our world. If you read ahead you will find that this is just the beginning of the list.
We have no control over what we feel but we can adjust our attitudes with the help of the Holy Spirit and a desire to change.
So? Again, time for an attitude check. Look at your last twenty-four hours. How have you been interacting with family and friends. Do any of these attitudes show up? Pray for change. Want change. Be changed.