Haughty Eyes

Perhaps before we get too far into this new year of 2012 we would remind ourselves that we are loved by the Holy God of the Universe.  And that He is in truth holy and in His holiness there are things that He abhors.  Things of which we do not want to partake; things with which we do not want to corrupt and pollute this new year stretching long before us.

Go with me to Proverbs 6:16-19

Proverbs 6:16-19 New American Standard Bible (NASB)
16 There are six things which the LORD hates, yes, seven which are an abomination to Him:
17 Haughty eyes, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood,
18 A heart that devises wicked plans, Feet that run rapidly to evil,
19 A false witness who utters lies, And one who spreads strife among brothers.
via Proverbs 6:16-19 NASB – There are six things which the LORD – Bible Gateway.

Today, haughty eyes. That’s what caught my ‘eye’ first. 🙂 We can count them down, seven things our God hates. Yea, these seven things are even an abomination to Him.

An abomination. It is what it is. Virtually our English language, even in the Hebrew and Greek languages, we are hard pressed to come up with an understanding of the awfulness of this word abomination.  Let the Greek speak:
Definition (as found at click here)

  1. to render foul, to cause to be abhorred
  2. abominable
  3. to turn one’s self away from on account of the stench
  4. metaph. to abhor, detest

To turn one’s self away from on account of the stench. Do we kind of get the idea here what it means for our Gracious and Loving God to say a thing is an abomination to Him?

Turns Himself away from because the stench of it so repulses Him.
That my, Friend, is what we do not want!
To be sure JESUS knows what that means! Since HE experienced it in our place IF we have chosen to accept His Sacrifice on our behalf. (Matthew 27:46) And souls who have refused His Sacrifice and who continue in that refusal then someday shall experience being an abomination to the God of this Universe. But back to today’s point.

Haughty eyes.

So what are haughty eyes anyway?  The best in research that I could glean is this:

‘Eyes that look and say I have made a good life for myself and I have done it without You, God.’

That’s clear to me. I see it. I understand that it would be better for me to have no eyes than have haughty eyes.
Can a Christian even have haughty eyes anyway? What do you think?

Prayer is breathing to a Christian.


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