Today’s Proverbs keeps our pride in check, which is crucial, because given our fallen nature, we always run the risk of succumbing to our own pride, as in, “I am right and you are wrong” —
Pro 30:11 Some people curse their father and do not thank their mother.
Pro 30:12 They are pure in their own eyes, but they are filthy and unwashed.
Pro 30:13 They look proudly around, casting disdainful glances.
We might not all curse our parents, but the other verses there, being right in our own eyes when in reality we are still lugging around a suitcase full of sin. And if we carefully examine ourselves, it’s quite likely that we have looked down upon others. How many people looked down on others and the way they spent their stimulus money, when really that’s none of our business.
The truth is that we are all prideful people in some way, shape or form, some of us mores than others, but the fact remains, we all carry the burden of sin, the only way out is through Christ, who speaks on looking down on others when He tells us, judge not, lest you be judged.