Then in Ezekiel 7:10, at the end of the verse Ezekiel pens the phrase, “arrogance has blossomed.” If that does not describe this world succinctly I am at a loss for what would do so more effectively. Rather than fearing God the world is thumbing their collective nose at Him. Ignoring or perverting His Word. Replacing Him with gods who are no gods but slave masters who bind men and women in the pursuit of death in their name. Or worse, perhaps, those who know they do not need a god at all but are completely self-sufficient in their understanding of the universe and how it came to be. Blithely dismissive of any need for a creator of this unfathomably complex universe in which we live.
The opposite of this blossoming arrogance is fear. Fear of God. Psalm 111:10, Proverbs 1:7; 9:10, remind us that fear produces wisdom.
We have to choose, haughty arrogance or wisdom.