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.

Monday, January 15, 2018

Proud Definitions

(Proverbs 15:25 KJV)  The LORD will destroy the house of the proud: but he will establish the border of the widow.

“Proud” (1343) can be used in a positive or a negative sense.  Here it is obviously negative.  I got in scholarly mode and came across some great descriptions. 
“The precise charge is arrogance, cynical insensitivity to the needs of others, and presumption.  It is both a disposition and a type of conduct....
    “Sin enters the picture when there is a shift of ultimate confidence from God as object and source to oneself as object and source.”  TWOT, I, p. 143
Does that describe anyone you know?  I think of politicians, reporters, entertainers, waitresses, traffic cops, teachers...I guess the list could go on about all the people we can’t change. 

So?  The big question is, “Does this describe me?”  I think it starts small and puffs itself up.  Time to get a pin and start popping some balloons. 

Harris, R. Laird, editor.  Theological Wordbook of the Old 
       Testament, Volume 1.  Chicago:  Moody Press, 1980.

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