A frequent, selfie error-glance can overcome arrogance

Arrogant people
Are actors
Putting on a show
So people won’t know
Who they really are.

Arrogance is quick
To take offense
At anything
That put’s dents
In its nonsense.

Arrogance is a lie
That wants me
To continually try
To deny
My own faults.

To be arrogant
Is to live ignorant
Of my own persistent
Weakness and short-comings.

People who are arrogant
Tend to be militant
Against whatever
Makes them discontent.

To avoid arrogance
Take a frequent error-glance
At your life,
And correct your own faults.

To see arrogance as an asset is like seeing deception as a delight. Arrogance makes self the ultimate authority. It has little room for reason, logic, or compassion. Arrogance sees little need for self-improvement.

Arrogance compares your strength with someone’s weakness, but flip the scales and you’re not on top. It claims self-goodness, but declares that those who disagree are bad people. Arrogance and rebellion like to hold hands. Arrogance requires the relentless denial of your flaws.

Arrogance pretends to know what it doesn’t. It is self-deception. Arrogance is the sin that denies being a sinner.

Arrogance believes that some people are important and others aren’t. The truth is: “Anybody who matters” is everybody we’ve ever met.

Photo by Dinielle De Veyra on Pexels.com

About Steve Simms

I like to look and think outside the box. In college I encountered Jesus Christ and I have been passionate about trying to get to know Him better ever since. My wife and I co-lead a non-traditional expression of the body of Christ in Nashville based on open participation and Spirit-led sharing. We long to see the power and passion of the first Christ-followers come to life in our time. I have written a book about our experiences called, "Beyond Church: An Invitation To Experience The Lost Word Of The Bible--Ekklesia" that is available in Kindle & paperback @ http://amzn.to/2nCr5dP
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