Summary: The faces of people reflect their spirit and many are haughty. Many people are Godless fools proud of their wealth, position, and power. And sadly all that will be all gone one day and they will be in anguish because God “resists the proud"
Haughty Faces, Ichabod, And God’s Glow! Kelly Durant 11-1-15
Psalm 19:8 The statutes of the Lord are right, rejoicing the heart: the commandment of the Lord is pure, enlightening the eyes.
2. How many of you have travelled on an airplane lately? Let me tell you about my most recent experience. Each time I sat in the seat in the middle and the people on each side of me did not speak a word to me the whole time! As a matter of fact, the whole plane both times was eerily silent; people were just not talking to one another at all!
Before when I would travel I would get to talk non-stop to the person beside me about what they do and what I do, and then I’d bring up the subject of Jesus! But do you know what I see is killing our socialness? Our cell phones! The very thing that is supposed to connect us to others! Almost everyone on the plane were on the cell phone non-stop.
Contemplate on the unintended consequence of our current technology; what was presumptuously intended to be a positive for connection has become also a negative (and can be a tool of Satan). Individual devices are dividing us into ultra-platonic realms isolating us to the point that people in general are cognitively floating somewhere in an artificial world. People are regressing in communication skills snubbing strangers sitting right beside them! The love of many is cold!
3. And here is another thing we can observe in society, many people more than ever, have lifeless dead faces incapable of flinching or acknowledging that you are even in front of them! What indifference, arrogance and pride! I am not use to this because I grew up in the friendly mid-west. And also living in friendly South American countries one is greeted dozens of times daily as well. And now I am also accustomed to being surrounded by friendly full-of-life warm Christians faces! But these indifferent looks and proud attitudes of people in public causes me to feel distress and anger. In Miami and everywhere there is a new crop off rude people!
Did you know arrogant lifeless faces and proud attitudes makes the Lord angry as well? One day the haughty indifferent-to-others people will suffer and be judged. Isaiah 24:4 The earth mourneth and fadeth away, the world languisheth and fadeth away, the haughty people of the earth do languish.
The faces of people reflect the spirit and I see haughtiness. They are Godless fools proud of their wealth, position, and power. And sadly all that will be all gone one day and they will be in anguish because God “resists the proud but gives grace to the humble” James 4:6. Many people do not want to talk to anyone anymore because they are afraid a controversial subject will come up and they do not want their evil ways challenged. The godless want to be left alone comfortable in their sins! But then they will attack and demonize good people and Godly things when you or they are not present by doing it online and in the news outlets!
Haughtiness is observed when people are full of sins. Here is what the online dictionary says about the meaning of haughty: ‘1. disdainfully proud; snobbish; scornfully arrogant; supercilious: Scornfully and condescendingly proud. (Synonym- arrogant).’ I know the humble people from other countries get shocked by the arrogance seen on the faces of the rich in the wealthy nations.
4. The face reveals much about a person; in particular the eyes as they reflect the life or deadness in the soul. There was a song when I was young by a band named Steppenwolf that had a line it that said, “You know, I've seen a lot of people walkin' 'round with tombstones in their eyes, But the pusher don't care Ah, if you live or if you die”
The inference here is that drugs were causing the death of the soul and you could see it in the eyes (back in the 70s), and this remains a reality today still! Drugs, including many prescription drugs, appear to deaden a person to the point of making some of them a zombie. Haven’t you see people walking around in a comatose state with an imprisoned soul? I attribute the presence of so many dead souls out there due to a lack of the knowledge of God. If the God of life is not in the human soul, then it is dead, cold, and dark inside!
Matthew 6: 22 The light of the body is the eye: if therefore thine eye be single, thy whole body shall be full of light. 23 But if thine eye be evil, thy whole body shall be full of darkness. If therefore the light that is in thee be darkness, how great is that darkness!