The arrogant cannot stand in your presence. Psalm 5:5a
Pride (attitude of superiority not worth) leads to every other vice; it is the complete anti-God state of mind. C. S. Lewis, 1898–1963
You (God) hate (actively opposes) all evildoers. Psalm 5:5b
It is . God’s irreconcilable hostility to all evil, which makes human life tolerable in such a world as ours. Stephen Neill
You destroy those who tell lies. Psalm 5:6a
The harm our lies inflict are never without consequence. Our habitual blatant falsehoods, protective ‘little white lies’, or careless exaggerations not only leave scars on the soul, but travel and mutate surreptitiously to come full circle upon us.
The Lord abhors the bloodthirsty (inhumane, merciless, savage) and deceitful man. Psalm 5:6b
Cruelty is most despicable when, in self interest, it cloaks its calloused heart in a garb of deception and uses a man’s own vulnerability against him.
I, by your great mercy, will come into your house; in reverence will I bow down toward your holy temple. Psalm 5:7
Should fellowship be determined by the holiness of God, who among all the most holy saints in the past and the present would be qualified to hold a moment's perfect communion with Him? Watchman Nee, 1903-72, Chinese Christian evangelist and author
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