(A simple series highlighting verses from each chapter of the book of Proverbs)
The one who mocks the poor insults his Maker, and one who rejoices over calamity will not go unpunished…The intelligent person restrains his words, and one who keeps a cool head is a man of understanding. Even a fool is considered wise when he keeps silent, discerning when he seals his lips. (Proverbs 17:5, 27-28 HCSB)
Who would dare insult God? Who would think that would bring peace to one’s heart?
Yet, our desire to be perceived somehow as better than can lead us to do exactly that, insult God.
We insult God by criticizing his creation. That includes people.
We insult God by assuming we know the reasons behind his actions. We mere humans.
We insult God by thinking our words need to be heard. Even above his.