Everyone proud in heart is an abomination to the Lord. Though they join forces, none will go unpunished. (Proverbs 16:5)
Man sees and usually judges superficially. God says that man looks at the outward appearance, but He looks at the heart. Recently a friend shared an experience he had with his children. A gentleman with a horrid disease that disfigured his face visited our mid-week church service. He was a wonderful man, but he was so grotesque that he was frightening not only to children, but to all who saw him. My friend explained to his children that God did not intend man to ever be grotesque; but because of the sin of Adam, mankind has become tainted. He said to his children, “Just as this man is repulsive to look at, that is how a sinful heart appears to God-repulsive. A sinful heart is an ugly heart. We see the outside of this man, but God sees his heart, and God says that righteous heart is beautiful.