"But after thy hardness and impenitent heart treasurest up unto thyself wrath against the day of wrath and revelation of the righteous judgment of God; Who will render to every man according to his deeds:" (Romans 2:5-6)
Proverbs 16:18 says, "Pride goeth before destruction, and an haughty spirit before a fall." Great biblical evidence exists to support the belief that pride may be at the root of every sin. Satan exalted himself against God and so fell. Eve vaunted herself against God and His commands. Adam chose to disobey though he knew better. Sodom and Gomorrah were guilty of the basic sin of pride and this led to various abominations (Ezekiel 16:49-50). The word impenitent means without repentance. A heart that refuses to change its attitude toward sin is stowing away the wrath of God. The day of wrath spoken of here is doubtless the great day of the Lord spoken of so frequently in Scripture. This is the time when Christ will return to take His rightful kingdom. It is the time when the enemy will be defeated at Armageddon and all the nations judged near to Jerusalem. It is a day most fearful for those outside of Christ and a day to make even the most dedicated saint tremble.
God's judgment against the sin of man is always just. His judgment is free from bias and hypocrisy. The moral man sits back and thinks in his pride, "I would never do that!" Yet his heart betrays him and his thoughts share in the debauchery of the worst sinner. Such a hypocrite will not escape. Judgment day is coming!
"To them who by patient continuance in well doing seek for glory and honour and immortality, eternal life:" (Romans 2:7)