(Proverbs 21:4 KJV) An high look, and a proud heart, and the plowing of the wicked, is sin.
Have you noticed how often we look at the concept of pride and arrogance? That is because it comes up so often in Proverbs. Solomon must have been very aware of the danger of pride. God must have kept reminding him. Because of that we are constantly being reminded. I assume it is because we need it. I know I do.
We have an interesting phrase. The NASB talks about “haughty” (7312) “eyes” (5869). The KJV translates the same Hebrew words as “high look”. Other translations use “lofty eyes” (Darby) and “conceit” (GNB). They all have the root concept of looking down on people, of thinking we are better than others. In some ways it might be true. You might run faster, smell better and shoot straighter. The great equalizer is that we are all saints by the grace of God, not by the skill sets we bring to life.
So? We grateful of God’s grace. Rejoice in your gifts. Realize that you are part of the body not the crown of creation.