(J.C. Philpot, from his “Reviews” 1853)
“The fear of the LORD is to hate evil: pride, and arrogancy, and the evil way, and the froward mouth, do I hate..” [Prov 8:13]
“Every one that is proud in heart is an abomination to the LORD: though hand join in hand, he shall not be unpunished.” [Prov. 16:5]
Of all sins PRIDE seems most deeply imbedded in the very heart of man. Unbelief, sensuality, covetousness, rebellion, presumption, contempt of God’s holy will and word, hatred and enmity against the saints of the Most High, deceit and falsehood, cruelty and wrath, violence and murder–these, and a forest of other sins have indeed struck deep roots into the black and noxious soil of our fallen nature; and, interlacing their lofty stems and gigantic arms, have wholly shut out the light of heaven from man’s benighted soul.
But these and their associate evils do…
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