God Hates The Proud Heart
May 23, 2021 • Grayson Gilbert
Amos delivers another oracle of judgment against the Northern Kingdom of Israel, indicting them of their prideful hearts, which God hates. Focusing once again on God's sure judgment, the prophet delivers a message to a people who boast confidently in themselves, indulge in the lusts of the flesh and the lusts of the eyes, and arrogantly presume their self-sufficiency in all things. In the end, though Israel believes she stands tall, she embodies the proverbial wisdom that "pride comes before destruction and a haughty spirit before the fall."