“These six things doth the LORD hate: yea, seven are an abomination unto him: A proud look...”
Most other translations translate this verse as “haughty eyes”.
People with this look are often considered arrogant and rude. A proud look, haughty eyes, comes when you look at another person convinced you are better.
Evidence of this is found in Jesus’ parable in Luke 18 with this prayer:
‘God, I thank you that I am not like other men—robbers, evildoers, adulterers—or even like this tax collector. I fast twice a week and give a tenth of all I get.’
These tend to be the people who refuse to associate with certain people and treat others as beneath them. They lord their righteousness over others, whether or not they really are more righteous.
The Needy Servant
A proud look can also come from someone in a more lowly position.
These are the people who have to help others and make sure everyone knows about. If you do not help out, you are not worth their time. Yet, if you need help, they will be the first to help, because all they really seek is the attention as being so good or to know they are better than someone else.
There are many ways in which this can be expressed, but these two examples are definitely prevalent.
Are you one lord’s your righteousness over others? Are you one who seeks the glory by debasing yourself to look “good”?
Lord, give us humble hearts, discerning minds, and a willingness to serve out of love. Remove our prideful passions and replace them with a passion for You!