Proverbs of a 36 yr old man
Pride is the deadliest of sins. It has ruined authorities of heavenly realms to mortal humans both great and small. People are selfish and reject what is right, in order to follow what is wrong; on them God will pour out his anger and fury. This because all kinds of sins are equal in Gods Justice even though they may vary in consequence. Pride puffs up sin quietly and pushes rebellion further, even to the extreme. Pride takes any sin and magnifies it. Basically rubbing your rebellion in Gods face. When your heart hardens in sin it causes you to fight against God and even your own life. We need to practice humility by respecting Gods word and authority. Through love and faithfulness sin is atoned for; through the fear of the LORD evil is avoided. If we truly love God, our sins will be forgiven; if we show him respect, we will keep away from sin.
Study 1 John 2:16