Arrogance and Self-righteousness see Mark 7
Arrogance and Self-righteousness
I think my favorite definition of Arrogance I found so far came to me at Studylight.org.
How descriptive is that?!
Have you seen it displayed? That countenance; that carriage that says clear the path, I’m coming through. And I’ve seen it more subtly; hiding in irritation and aggravation when opposition arises. No doubt we all have; however, I am herewith testifying the worse place to find it displayed is in the mirror – even subtly!
I came at this in reverse. Looking first at righteousness. Again, Studylight.org helped. There I read that righteousness is observing divine law.
So, could we say self-righteousness is observing self law; determining within ourselves what is right, what is wrong, what we will observe, what we will do based on ourselves and what we want, what we believe? Who besides me, knows that is deadly? And now I dare say it is self-righteousness that gives birth to arrogance. For when we decide within ourselves what is right and wrong, we give ourselves a license to do as we please. Like I said: deadly!
We have one more installment in this series. Tomorrow. Foolishness.
Proverbs 22:15 (AMP)15 Foolishness is bound up in the heart of a child;
The rod of discipline [correction administered with godly wisdom and lovingkindness] will remove it far from him. source
How this will play out tomorrow? I have not a clue today. 🙂