An Idea Borrowed

Years ago on a radio program someone shared that they read a chapter in Proverbs every day. Since there are 31 chapters and the longest month has 31 days it allows you to read through Proverbs on a regular basis. I use it as the launch pad for my personal worship time and branch out from there. On this blog I will try to share some of the insights I have in the Word. I will try to organize them in the archive by reference.

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

High Brows

(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. 

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