Pride is a Sin and an Abomination
These first two verses perfectly set the stage for all of us as far as what God Almighty really thinks of this negative spirit and quality that could infect anyone of us at anytime. God is specifically telling us in these two verses that anyone who has become too proud in his own heart is committing a sin and an abomination in His sight!
Burn these two verses into your memory banks, and make sure you never, ever let this deadly spirit get a foothold into your mind and heart.
1. "A haughty look, a proud heart, and the plowing of the wicked are sin." (Proverbs 21:4)
2. "Everyone proud in heart is an abomination to the Lord; Though they join forces, none will go unpunished." (Proverbs 16:5)
Once again, God Almighty could not make things any more clear. Not only is the spirit of pride a definite sin in His eyes – but He is now taking it one step further and calling it an actual abomination in His sight.
God has now drawn a major battle line in the sand on this one particular negative quality with the way He has worded these two verses. And He is letting all of us know, loud and clear, that He will not want any of us to have any part of this destructive spirit that will not only destroy our lives down here on this earth – but will also destroy and sever the personal relationship that we can have with Him.
God is Afar From Those Who Are Proud
This next verse will now take it one step further. Not only is God calling those who are proud an abomination before His very eyes – but this next verse will now tell us that God is "afar" from those who are proud. And when God says that He is becoming "afar" from you – you are in big trouble!
What this means is that your personal relationship with the Lord can be severely effected and possibly severed if you do not start to see the errors of your ways with this deadly quality. God will start to pull away from you in your own personal relationship with Him if you do not start to get yourself straightened out with Him on this issue of becoming too proud in your own heart.
If you have fallen into any kind of serious pride with the Lord, you still have some time to see the errors of your way and get back into right standing with the Lord. God will be willing to fully forgive you if you are willing to see that too much pride has entered into your mind and heart, and then be willing to confess and repent before Him from this deadly sin.
Humble yourself – and get this sin confessed, forgiven and removed from your soul before God is forced to take some kind of corrective action with you. He will only give you a certain amount of rope to run with before He pulls you in and takes the appropriate corrective actions to literally, and I mean literally, knock this deadly sin and abomination right out of your soul and spirit.
Here is the verse giving us this solemn warning:
"Though the Lord is on high, yet He regards the lowly; but the proud He knows from afar." (Psalm 138:6)
There is nothing worse that can occur in your walk with the Lord than to have Him start to pull away from you in your own personal relationship with Him. This particular verse is giving all of us a major warning and should be taken very, very seriously.
Repent, turn around, whether you are a cheating spouse, a liar, homosexual, a thief, there is a healing from God. None of these things are natural, there is healing with God.
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