Everyone that is Proud in Heart is an Abomination to the Lord

“Every one that is proud in heart is an abomination to the LORD”. (Proverbs 16:5) "May their eyes be darkened so they cannot see, and their backs be bent forever. (Psalms 69:23)


It is interesting that the Hebrew rendering of the word “proud” in this passage (See H1362) literally means “arching of the back”. It was used in the context of a man digging a pit. How appropriate an illustration concerning the man who turns his face away from the advice of others to the point that he “digs a hole for himself”. 


Many proceed in their errors until they fade from the view and concern of others. So it will be for all who refuse to listen to the wisdom of their own Creator, it was said of Lucifer “I will bring you down with those who go down to the pit…you will not return or take your place in the land of the living." (Ezekiel 26:20)