Monday, July 7, 2008

Full of Themselves

Have you ever met people who are just "full of themselves"?
Now, that is a dumb question... because if you have ever been part of a church, attended school, worked at a job... somewhere you have met someone who is just "full of themself."

The Bible describes that as "PRIDE." Also as a "haughty spirit" or a proud look.

A story that came over the news wires this AM proves that this world continues have people that are just..... well, you know.

Angry flier uses emergency slide to leave plane

First-class passenger was upset because others got to leave plane first

updated 2:47 p.m. CT, Sun., July. 6, 2008

GEORGETOWN, Guyana - Authorities in Guyana said a first-class airline passenger was so angry at seeing economy passengers leave a jetliner before him that he yanked open an emergency hatch and slid down the chute.

Police say the Guyanese man appeared to be intoxicated after the Delta Airlines flight from New York. Local police arrested the man, but he was quickly released on bail after the Friday incident.

A spokesman for Delta says the carrier plans to file charges against the man for interfering with flight crew members.

Can you believe it! Mad because he was not first off the plane!
Can you imagine what it was like for the air carriers staff trying to serve that guy on that long trip?
How about giving him someone's backpack, while over the Atlantic and telling him it's a parachute.... "hey buddy, you can be the first off!"

Proverbs 16:4-6 (NIV)

4 The LORD works out everything for his own ends—
even the wicked for a day of disaster.

5 The LORD detests all the proud of heart.
Be sure of this: They will not go unpunished.

6 Through love and faithfulness sin is atoned for;
through the fear of the LORD a man avoids evil.

Proverbs 6 (NIV)

16 There are six things the LORD hates,
seven that are detestable to him:

17 haughty eyes, (Amplified Bibles says - A proud look [the spirit that makes one overestimate himself and underestimate others],)
a lying tongue,
hands that shed innocent blood,

18 a heart that devises wicked schemes,
feet that are quick to rush into evil,

19 a false witness who pours out lies
and a man who stirs up dissension among brothers.

So when it comes to dealing with the proud, haughty, full of themselves.... just get out of the way and let them "slide" right on by.


peggy said...

I think there are so many people who are full of themselves and that is so sad. They just do not get it. None of us are better than anyone else. I know one thing for sure, I do not like greedy prode people YUK!

jet said...

cool connection.
can't believe that fliers audacity!