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Wednesday Recap: What is “a proud look” and why is it so wrong?

From last week’s men’s class:

Proverbs 6:16 These six things the LORD hates, Yes, seven are an abomination to Him: 17 A proud look, A lying tongue, Hands that shed innocent blood, 18 A heart that devises wicked plans, Feet that are swift in running to evil, 19 A false witness who speaks lies, And one who sows discord among brethren.

When you look at the list of seven things, numbers two through six (a lying tongue, hands that shed innocent blood, etc) are fairly self explanatory.  The first item “a proud look” and the last, “he who sows discord among brethren”, are not so obvious.  Yet Proverbs says God hates them and that they are an abomination!

Why are a proud look and sowing discord so wrong?

How would you define “a proud look”?


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