Monday, August 6, 2018

A R R O G A N C E
Proverbs 6:16

What do you hate more than anything on earth? Is it spinach, sauer kraut, cough syrup, lies, or losing?  Maybe it’s coming in any place but first.  In today’s letter we’ll hear about the first of 6 things that God hates, seven that he finds detestable.


 In Proverbs chapter 6 and verse 16 we read, “There are six things the Lord hates, seven that are detestable to Him: haughty eyes…”


Have you ever seen the swagger of a returning champion?  That’s what haughty eyes look like.  They’re proud of themselves and they haven’t even won anything yet! 


Haughty eyes are proud, arrogant and filled with selfishness.  They look down on others as they perceive everyone else as inferior.  They wear their superior glasses as they look in the mirror of vanity. 


Rather than being like those with haughty eyes, choose humility.  Put away arrogance and pride and take on a humble attitude toward your teammates and opponents.  Let your speed, strength and endurance speak for you and you won’t have to run your mouth nearly as much.


Make this a great day of competition and choose to compete humbly. In doing so you will avoid displaying the haughty attitude God hates. 

Bible Reading Plan:
Luke 14:25-35
I Timothy 4
Proverbs 6