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Pride is one of those sins that we throw under the rug. We consider homosexuality evil, murder evil, but when it comes to pride we overlook it. We have forgotten that it was the sin of pride that got Satan kicked out of Heaven. We have forgotten that God says He hates a proud heart. This is something I really struggle with. I am far from humble and day after day I have to keep on going to the Lord about this.
Every day the Holy Spirit is helping me to examine what are my motives for doing even the most meaningless things. You can give, you can help, you can read to disabled kids, you can do the kindest acts, but do you do it with pride? Do you do it to be the man? Do you do it to be seen as nice? Even though you conceal it do you hope people see you? Do you look down upon others? If you did would you admit that you struggle with looking down upon others? Is everything and everyone a competition to you? Do you think that you are better than others or entitled to more than others because of how smart you, how you look, what you own, how much you make, your achievements, etc.
We can struggle with pride in so many different ways and never notice it. Do you always want to be right? Do you defend the Bible with love or do you just do it to win a debate? Satan fell because of pride. Pride always goes before a fall. You are too stubborn to admit guilt, think lowly of yourself, to switch directions, etc.
It was his pride that led to his destruction. Your pride is going to end up humbling you. You were high before, but now you feel low because you are sitting in shame thinking about your arrogant antics. You are humiliated in front of the world.
Imagine a great boxing champion who insults his opponent and before the match starts he tells his fans to chant his name, but then he gets beat down. Your pride will humble you because it will end up costing you and leading to greater shame. Read the story of David and Goliath. He saw a little boy by the name of David with a slingshot and he mocked him.
The prideful Goliath was brought down by the little boy and he was slain. Pride will hurt you in so many ways. Ezekiel Your heart was proud because of your beauty ; you corrupted your wisdom for the sake of your splendor.
I cast you to the ground; I exposed you before kings, to feast their eyes on you. Proverbs Pride goes before destructionand a haughty spirit before stumbling. Proverbs Before destruction the heart of man Bible verse about being proud haughty, but humility goes before honor. Are you seeking the lowest positions?
Do you always want the best? Do you make sacrifices for others? Do you mind being put in the back so others can lead? Do you mind eating less so others can eat more? Do you mind waiting so others can go first? When you seek the low position God will honor you and if it is His will He will bring you to a higher position.
Philippians Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves. Be careful when God blesses you. Pride causes you to be ungrateful and it causes you to forget God and all that He has done for you. We are entitled to absolutely nothing, but often blessings change our heart.
We become proud and we want more. Some ministers used to associate with the poor and the weak, but now since they are more known they only want to be seen with people that are in high positions. You forget where you came from just like the Israelites forgot where they came from. When God delivers you from a huge trial as time goes on you can start to think that you delivered yourself. You become prideful and start going astray.
God blessed David with riches of all kinds and feeling entitled to everything his pride led him to adultery. When God blesses you and takes you out of trials seek Him like never before. That is when His people forget Him. That is when His people become proud, covetous, boastful, worldly, etc. Deuteronomy Beware that you do not forget the Lord your God by not keeping His commandments and His ordinances and His statutes which I am commanding you today; otherwise, when you have eaten and are satisfied, and have built good houses and lived in themand when your herds and your flocks multiply, and your silver and gold multiply, and all that you have multiplies, then your heart will become proud and you will forget the Lord your God who brought you out from the land of Egypt, out of the house of slavery.
Romans Live in harmony with one another. Do not be proud, but be willing to associate with people of low position.
Do not be conceited. Psalm A song of ascents. Of David. My heart is not proud, LORD, my eyes are not haughty; I do not concern myself with great matters or things too wonderful for me. Galatians If anyone thinks they are something when they are not, they deceive themselves. Be careful when people compliment you. Flattery will boost your ego. Receiving a compliment is not bad, but never encourage flattery. When you indulge in the flattery of others you start to become prideful. You start to feel yourself too much. You stop giving God the glory and you agree with them. Look what happened to Moses.
He lost sight of God and started thinking he was the man. If we are to boast then boast only in the Lord! That is one of the reasons he was punished. His pride caused him to take credit for what God did. I am beautiful, I did everything, I am the smartest. Proverbs The one who flatters his neighbor spre a net for his steps. God is working on our humility. There are some situations that we go through that God uses to make us more humble. God has to work humility in us.
You may ask for a job. It might not be the best job to others, but God is going to give you a job. You might need a car it might be a beat up old car, but God is going to give you a car. Always remember that Joseph was a slave before he became a ruler. Pride stops you from hearing the truth even if there is clear evidence. It causes you to twist Scripture to justify sin. The Pharisees were blinded by their pride and if you are not careful you can be blinded by your pride as well.
Open your heart to rebuke. Pride is the reason that the Pharisees went to Hell. Has God been trying to tell you things, but your proud heart would not listen? Many atheist deny the truth and they find every single way that they can to claim there is no God. Their pride is blinding them.
James But He gives us more grace. Jeremiah Hear Bible verse about being proud, you foolish and senseless people, who have eyes but do not see, who have ears but do not hear. Romans But for those who are self-seeking and who reject the truth and follow evilthere will be wrath and anger. God despises a proud heart. There is an outward expression of pride and an inward expression of pride that no one knows about. God knows the thoughts of the arrogant and He despises them. I believe being prideful in heart is something we all struggle with. We might not say anything, but inside there might be a little struggle of wanting to be seen, being selfish, wanting a bigger name, wanting to show off, etc.Bible verse about being proud
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Bible Verses About Pride