Proverbs 21:4 – A haughty look, a proud heart, and the plowing of the wicked are sin. Some uncertainty exists about this proverb. The Hebrew has “plowing” or “tillage,” but the Greek Septuagint and Latin Vulgate translations have “lamp.” English versions choose one or the other.
Pride is one of the so called ‘seven deadly sins’, and with good reason. Arrogance in ones own importance over others is vain, and angers God. There is nothing that may rival Gods heights and power, and yet, he shows no arrogance. No nation, no group, no person is ‘number one’. With true faith and love in ones heart, all are equal in the eyes of our Lord.
“There are six things that the Lord hates, seven that are an abomination to him, haughty eyes, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood, a heart that devises wicked plans, feet that make haste to run to evil, a false witness who breathes out lies, and one who sows discord among brothers.” (ESV) Proverbs 6:16-19
And we pray:
Heavenly Father, I thank You for Your Love for all of us. I know You have made me in Your image, so allow me not to choose falsely and fall into arrogance or vanity, but rather seek humility in all I do and may accomplish with Your guidance. For all I have and all I will ever do, I know is so only because it is granted by You. O Heavenly Father, hallowed by Your name. Amen.