“In his pride the wicked does not seek Him; in all his thoughts there is no room for God.” Psalm 10:4
This is a really interesting Bible verse on pride. When I first read it, it confused me. I didn’t know how pride could be responsible for keeping a person from even thinking about God. But then I began to think about how the Bible also says that “The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom.” At that point, things began to make more sense. Pride keeps a person from understanding their true relationship to God. Pride makes a person think that they are the most important thing on the planet, that their hopes, dreams and happiness are all that matters. When you think that your own happiness is all that matters and you don’t have any fear of the Lord, how then can you ever really have any meaningful thoughts about God? Will God even be willing to relate to a person who isn’t willing to stand reverently before Him?
Verses like this make me really analyze my own life. I sometimes can go long periods trapped in my own small problems, so wrapped up in my own life that I seldom turn my gaze upward and consider God’s hand or will for my life. In all my thoughts, there is no room for God. I don’t like living like that. It’s stupid getting so wrapped up in the problems of the day that I never stop to think of the bigger picture or whether or not the problems that seem so big are even really all that important.