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High And Mighty
God at times appeared to humans from "high places," such as Mount Sinai:
"19:18 And mount Sinai was altogether on a smoke, because the LORD [i.e. Christ; see 'The God Of The Old Testament'] descended upon it in fire: and the smoke thereof ascended as the smoke of a furnace, and the whole mount quaked greatly." (Exodus 19:18 KJV)
God's servants, such as Abraham and Noah worshipped the LORD on high places, but no matter how "high" they were, they never lost sight of the eternal reality that they were always and forever under God - and the consequences, rewards or punishments, of His Law. Only God is "High and Mighty."
"12:7 And the LORD appeared unto Abram, and said, Unto thy seed will I give this land: and there builded he an altar unto the LORD, who appeared unto him. 12:8 And he removed from thence unto a mountain on the east of Bethel, and pitched his tent, having Bethel on the west, and Hai on the east: and there he builded an altar unto the LORD, and called upon the name of the LORD." (Genesis 12:7-8 KJV)
"The haughty shall be humbled"
"16:18 Pride goeth before destruction, and an haughty spirit before a fall" (Proverbs 16:18 KJV) is one of the most well-known and quoted Scriptures, but consider that for a "fall" to happen, one must have achieved some sort of height. The problem, when it happens, is not from the height itself, but from what one does while there.
Raising a person or a nation to a great height is a God-given reward for righteousness:
"26:16 This day the LORD thy God hath commanded thee to do these statutes and judgments: thou shalt therefore keep and do them with all thine heart, and with all thy soul. 26:17 Thou hast avouched the LORD this day to be thy God, and to walk in his ways, and to keep his statutes, and his commandments, and his judgments, and to hearken unto his voice: 26:18 And the LORD hath avouched thee this day to be his peculiar people, as he hath promised thee, and that thou shouldest keep all his commandments; 26:19 And to make thee high above all nations which he hath made, in praise, and in name, and in honour; and that thou mayest be an holy people unto the LORD thy God, as he hath spoken." (Deuteronomy 26:16-19 KJV)
On the other hand, arrogance ("pride based upon contempt for others") is what "pride goeth before destruction, and "haughty spirit before a fall" is describing. "Haughty" literally means "high-ty."
"22:28 And the afflicted people thou wilt save: but thine eyes are upon the haughty, that thou mayest bring them down." (2 Samuel 22:28 KJV)
Fact Finder: (a) Did Satan rebel because he wanted to make himself "high"? (b) Did the LORD cast the devil "down" when he became arrogant?