Holman Bible Dictionary
To do something arbitrarily without divine permission; to act on one's own decision rather than considering the needs of others and the purpose of God. Jacob rebuked Simeon and Levi for wanton, undisciplined actions (Genesis 49:6 ). Titus 1:7 teaches that a bishop cannot be self-willed, that is stubborn and arrogant. Such activity is presumptuous and marks the fleshly person ( 2 Peter 2:10 ).
Wednesday, August 24th, 2016
the Week of Proper 16 / Ordinary 21