Pride goeth before destruction, and an haughty spirit before a fall. (Proverbs 16:18).
God who is just in every way wants only the best for his children, and we as Christians know even though we view those who love to do wrong that it is just a matter of time before they are corrected one way or another. (Obadiah 1:15). For the day of the LORD is near upon all the heathen: as thou hast done, it shall be done unto thee: thy reward shall return upon thine own head.
Did you know in the eyes of God that pride to him is considered an abomination as he is pure and holy. The act of pride and to be haughty causes one to think they are above God and we have the example of pride to the fullest when the anointed one of God himself was put in charge of things (satan) and he became filled with iniquity and was thrown down by God for such a way. Ezekiel 28:14-19…..Isaiah 14:12-17.
The land of Moab was most disgusting to the Lord and was full of pride, for the whole city got it’s start from the sin of the daughters of Lot as they layed immorally with their own father and had children by him. (Genesis 19:31,32,36-38). And the firstborn said unto the younger, Our father is old, and there is not a man in the earth to come in unto us after the manner of all the earth: Come, let us make our father drink wine, and we will lie with him, that we may preserve seed of our father. Thus were both the daughters of Lot with child by their father. And the firstborn bare a son, and called his name Moab: the same is the father of the Moabites unto this day. And the younger, she also bare a son, and called his name Benammi: the same is the father of the children of Ammon unto this day.
Only mercy and the truth breaks the cycle of sin, and when a person learns to fear the Lord God will they come to know his righteousness. (Proverbs 16:5,6). Every one that is proud in heart is an abomination to the LORD: though hand join in hand, he shall not be unpunished. By mercy and truth iniquity is purged: and by the fear of the LORD men depart from evil.