(Proverbs 30:12-13 KJV) There is a generation that are pure in their own eyes, and yet is not washed from their filthiness. There is a generation, O how lofty are their eyes! and their eyelids are lifted up.
As I read chapter 30 this verse and the next jumped out at me. I am surrounded by people who have rejected the holiness of God, the sacrifice of Jesus and the leadership of the Holy Spirit. I live in a pagan world. So do you. The culture gets more alien every time I walk out the door. I have chosen to follow Jesus and that puts me on what He called the narrow road and going through the narrow gate. He said there would be few who followed that path.
These verses are a reminder to remember that we are redeemed sinners not petrified saints. It is a reminder that we are still on the journey and victims of the limitations of our minds and strength. Can we live upright lives? Yes. Are we saints instead of sinners? Yes. Am I a great example of righteousness? No. I need to remember that.
So? Be alert to the sin of arrogance. You may be right. You may know the truth. You may actually be closer to God than the guy you work with. In spite of that, be alert to the sin of arrogance.