Tuesday, April 1, 2014


In my "Where to find it in the Bible" reference book there are 86 scripture passages listed under the topic Pride.  It also points to topics ~ arrogance, conceit, vanity.

Proverbs 8:13 "To fear the Lord is to hate evil: I hate pride and arrogance, evil behavior and perverse speech."

Proverbs 16:18-19 "Pride goes before destruction, a haughty spirit before a fall.  Better to be lowly in spirit and among the oppressed than to share plunder with the proud."

Proverbs 21:23-24 "He who guards his mouth and his tongue keeps himself from calamity.  The proud and arrogant man - Mocker is his name, he behave with overweening pride."

Galatians 5:26 "Let us not become conceited (pridefilled), provoking and envying one another."

2Corinthians 10:12 "We do not dare classify or compare ourselves with some who commend themselves  when they measure themselves by themselves and compare themselves with themselves, they are not wise.

1Timothy 6:3-5 "If anyone teaches false doctrines and does not agree to the sound instruction of our Lord Jesus Christ and to godly teaching, he is conceited and understands nothing.  He has an unhealthy interest in controversies and quarrels about words that result in envy, strife, malicious talk, evil suspicions and constant friction between men of corrupt mind, who have been robbed of the truth and who think that godliness is a means to financial gain."

James 4:6 "But he gives us more grace.  That is why Scripture says: 'God resists the proud but gives grace to the humble.'"

1Peter 5: 5 "Young men, in the same way be submissive to those who are older.  All of you, clothe yourselves with humility toward one another, because, "God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble."

1John 2:16 "For everything in the world - the cravings of sinful man, the lust of his eyes and the boasting of what he has and does - comes not from the Father but from the world."

And these are just a few of the admonitions about pride.  All were taken from the NIV Bible.

Last week Greg found us a study to do together on Subtle Sins ~ pride was the first of the lessons
He found this resource on Wretched Radio (http://www.wretchedradio.com/) ~ the link to the study is
(http://www.wretchedradio.com/store/product_details.cfm?id=476) ~ Sanctification.  We did the first lesson on Pride and Humility ~ so 2 of the questions in the study were 1. Do you agree that facebook and twitter contribute to our problem with pride?  If so, explain how. 2.Can social media (like facebook and twitter) be used for Gods glory and if so, how?  Just looking back through our/your homepage on facebook can reveal a lot about how we esteem ourselves and our opinion. (No, I am not going to share our answers, we shared them with each other)

The next part of the lesson got really personal ~ evaluate how well you love others by comparing yourself against the definition of love found in 1 Corinthians 13.
Love is patient and kind.
Loves does not envy or boast.
Loves is not arrogant or rude.
Love does not insist on its own way.
Love is not irritable or resentful.
Love does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth.
Instead of the word love ~ say your own name ~ Donna is.........  Then answer "how I struggle in this area" and "how can I be more loving in this area".  When being completely honest ~ I would say I had struggles in every area but 1. 

Pride says its all about me/us, our opinions, our way of living, etc.  Humility says its all about the Lord, His works, His words, His everything.

1 comment:

  1. I have been work on putting my self last. I see a lot of steps forward, but there are those steps back too. It's a work in progress.


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