HOW TO GET RID OF PRIDE
PRIDE BIBLE VERSES
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PRIDE BIBLE VERSES
HOW TO GET RID OF PRIDE
PRIDE ... EVEN THE WORD PRIDE SOUNDS UGLY DOES IT NOT?
WHAT IS PRIDE AND HOW CAN WE AVOID AND OVERCOME PRIDE?
What is pride? Actually,
there are different kinds of pride you can feel or display
... some are good, and some are not.
You can have pride in being a
Christian. You can also be proud of another person for many
different reasons. You can take pride in something that
you've accomplished. These are all good things.
Then, there's the other kind
of pride. This is the one that God doesn't like. It comes
from too much self esteem. There are some words that are kin
to pride, like arrogance, conceit, haughtiness, highfalutin,
vainglory, pompous, etc.
No matter what name it's
given, it doesn't change the fact that nobody wants to be
identified by such a thing. If anyone has ever accused you
of being prideful, you know what a disdainful feeling it is,
and many times, ugh, pride steps in and tries to defend
itself, then things get even uglier.
Why are people so prideful?
There are a number of
1. Not wanting to appear to have failed.
2. To avoid embarrassment.
3. Because it's hard to accept blame for something they did.
4. They forget that God doesn't like it.
5. To make themselves feel important.
Pride is a stickler for
trying to disguise itself. What I mean is that it is evil by
nature and it wants to convince people that it's not really
pride that they are overcome by many times, but something
else. We're going to take a look at some different
situations in this study and see how pride can subtly
control you if you're not careful.
Pride, as it's name
indicates, usually plays it's wicked games when it sees the
opportunity to make you feel like you're right about
something and someone else is wrong.
PRIDE BIBLE VERSES STUDY
HOW TO GET RID OF PRIDE PROBLEMS
Let's say an issue is being
discussed that you're not well versed about. You don't want
to appear unknowing so you voice your opinion, and someone
points out that you're wrong about it. Pride will have you
come up with as many points as you can to support what you
said, no matter how insignificant, and you will refuse to
concede that you were wrong 'till the cows come home even
after you realize your error ... Which you eventually do,
but to admit it would just be too humiliating for you. (But
wait a sec, isn't humility a good thing?)
When pride cometh, then cometh shame: but with the
lowly is wisdom.
Here's a popular prideful act
that most people engage in. You offer an apology to someone
for something, but immediately after you say you're sorry,
you add, "But ......." Why is it so terribly difficult to
say those two simple words, "I'm sorry," and leave it at
that? The only three words that should come after the words,
"I'm sorry," are, "I was wrong." When you add, "But
.......," you're really giving your excuse for why you think
that what you did was okay, and that you're really not sorry
after all. You're defending your action, not apologizing for
it. A good thing to remember about this one is ... don't do
it to God either.
A man's pride shall bring him low: but honour
shall uphold the humble in spirit.
Often times, you'll find
pride speaking against the good. If you ever find yourself
contending with things that you know down deep in your heart
are righteous, that's a sure indication of pride. Christians
endure this display of pride often times from
non-Christians, but even within the fellowship of
Christians, pride will urge some people to disagree with
just about anything just to be provocative or to try and
prove someone wrong. When you need to step on someone else
to make yourself taller, pride is the culprit.
Let the lying lips be put to silence; which speak
grievous things proudly and contemptuously against the
Only by pride cometh contention: but with the well
advised is wisdom.
You may have been a victim of
someone else's pride or witnessed it in the chat room from
time to time. Pride loves to question and contend with
TRUTH. You're in good company ... it looks as if David had
this problem with people too:
Help, LORD; for the godly man ceaseth; for the
faithful fail from among the children of men. They
speak vanity every one with his neighbour: with
flattering lips and with a double heart do they speak.
The LORD shall cut off all flattering lips,
and the tongue that speaketh proud things:
Who have said, With our tongue will we prevail; our
lips are our own: who is lord over us?
And Paul experienced this
too, and teaches not to associate with people who insist on
this kind of behavior.
1 Timothy 6:3-5
If any man teach otherwise, and consent not to
wholesome words, even the words of our Lord Jesus
Christ, and to the doctrine which is according to
He is proud, knowing nothing,
but doting about questions and strifes of words,
whereof cometh envy, strife, railings, evil surmisings,
Perverse disputings of men of corrupt minds, and
destitute of the TRUTH, supposing that gain is
godliness: from such withdraw thyself.
Speaking pridefully has a
distinct flavor to it. You know the one. Your throat
tightens up even before you're done speaking and the bottom
of the shoe (from sticking your foot in your mouth) is kinda
like gravel. You wish you hadn't spoken, but alas. Will you
follow up with more pride or will you be able to climb down
from the pedestal you've put yourself on, back down to
humility, which is where you belong, by admitting you were
prideful and ask God for forgiveness (without any buts)?
Pride goeth before destruction, and an haughty
spirit before a fall.
Better it is to be of an humble spirit with the
lowly, than to divide the spoil with the proud.
For the day of the LORD of hosts shall be upon
every one that is proud and lofty, and upon every one
that is lifted up; and he shall be brought low:
And I will punish the world for their evil, and
the wicked for their iniquity; and I will cause the
arrogancy of the proud to cease, and will lay low the
haughtiness of the terrible.
For, behold, the day cometh, that shall burn as an
oven; and all the proud, yea, and all that do
wickedly, shall be stubble: and the day that cometh
shall burn them up, saith the LORD of hosts, that it
shall leave them neither root nor branch.
Some people will even seek
others to take their side when they are acting pridefully,
and though the majority may agree with them, righteousness
and TRUTH will always prevail.
Every one that is proud in heart is an abomination
to the LORD: though hand join in hand, he shall not be
defiling. That's a very harsh word you might say, but pride
is an ugly monster that people don't take as seriously as
they should. Jesus included pride in with some pretty wicked
other things that are dangerous to our souls.
There is nothing from without a man, that entering
into him can defile him: but the things which come out
of him, those are they that defile the man. If any man
have ears to hear, let him hear. And when He was
entered into the house from the people, His disciples
asked Him concerning the parable. And He saith unto
them, Are ye so without understanding also? Do ye not
perceive, that whatsoever thing from without entereth
into the man, it cannot defile him; Because it
entereth not into his heart, but into the belly, and
goeth out into the draught, purging all meats? And He
said, That which cometh out of the man, that defileth
the man. For from within, out of the heart of men,
proceed evil thoughts, adulteries, fornications,
murders, Thefts, covetousness, wickedness, deceit,
lasciviousness, an evil eye, blasphemy,
foolishness: All these evil things come from within,
and defile the man.
Pride also puts distance
between you and God.
Though the LORD be high, yet hath He respect unto
the lowly: but the proud He knoweth afar off.
Thou hast rebuked the proud that are cursed, which
do err from thy commandments.
1 Peter 5:5
Likewise, ye younger, submit yourselves unto the
elder. Yea, all of you be subject one to another, and
be clothed with humility: for God resisteth the proud,
and giveth grace to the humble.
Pride is a
An high look, and a proud heart, and the plowing
of the wicked, is sin.
Pride is a
disease that is spreading rapidly, and if you think about it
carefully, you may find that parents are actually infecting
their own children with this epidemic, without even
realizing what they're doing.
PRIDE BIBLE VERSES WARNING
HOW TO GET RID OF PRIDE DANGERS
that works. You have a child (we'll call him Jr.) and you
love that child so very very much that you praise each and
every little thing that little Jr. does because you're so
proud, and y'know, all the child rearing experts say it's
the right thing to do. Even things that Jr. is supposed
to do are made a big deal of, as though he did something
look honey, Jr. turned the light off when he left the room
... isn't he smarrrrrt?!
their self esteem," they say, "They're gonna need a lot of
confidence to compete in today's world," they say, "Focus on
the positive," they say, etc., etc., etc.
'experts' seem to have ignored the Word of God in all their
theories. Our job as parents isn't to nourish our children's
precious little egos,
... but bring them up in the nurture and admonition of
that means discipline must be exercised when needed, not
only praise. Incidentally, as Christians, we are taught by
our Lord to be selfless, and esteem others ABOVE ourselves,
therefore, the less we feed our ego, the more we grow in the
Lord, and the less likely we are to be prideful.
Father's plans of how children should be raised are not only
being ravaged by today's 'experts' but by the law as well.
People have let the world dictate how they raise their
children instead of obeying what our Lord tells us. In fact,
upholding the Word of God is even illegal in some states.
You may not chasten your child the way God commands or you
will be thrown in jail.
1 John 2:15-16
Love not the world, neither the things that are in
the world. If any man love the world, the love of the
Father is not in him. For all that is in the world,
the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and
of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world.
the results of all this pride business to many parents'
chagrin, is that we've ended up with children who think they
can do no wrong. Talk about the perfect setup for a
dangerous generation of adults ... whew! No wonder our world
today reeks of arrogance, conceit, stubbornness ...
The thing that hath been, it is that which shall be;
and that which is done is that which shall be done:
and there is no new thing under the sun. Is there any
thing whereof it may be said, See, this is new? it
hath been already of old time, which was before us.
nothing new. We've learned that pride is sin, and we know
that sin is something we've all inherited from our ancestors
Adam and Eve and that we must fight it every day. You may
believe that in today's world it's more difficult to fight
the battle against sin, than in Biblical times, but folks,
spiritual warfare has been around ever since that fated day
in the garden of Eden.
I'd like to
take you back in time for a moment to the exodus from Egypt.
After hundreds of years of slavery and God Almighty bringing
freedom to the children of Israel with wondrous miracles,
their pride overcame them frequently in the wilderness on
their way to the Promised Land. So much so, in fact, they
earned the title 'stiffnecked people' from God Himself.
And the LORD said unto Moses, I have seen this people,
and, behold, it is a stiffnecked people ...
What do you
think the term 'stiffnecked' means? That's right ...
PRIDE BIBLE TRAP AND
PRIDE BIBLE PLAGUE
caused God to only allow the ones twenty years and younger
to enter His chosen land, because their prideful ways were
an abomination to Him.
No, ladies and gentlemen, pride is nothing new, only the
generation is new.
thinks they know it all, everyone thinks they have a better
way ... even God's chosen people thought they knew better
than God. No wonder pride has earned the disgust it merits
in our Lord's eyes.
The fear of the LORD is to
and arrogancy, and the evil way, and the froward
mouth, do I hate.
These six things doth the LORD
yea, seven are an abomination unto Him: A
look, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent
blood, An heart that deviseth wicked imaginations,
feet that be swift in running to mischief, A false
witness that speaketh lies, and he that soweth discord
interesting thing to ponder on, is how many other sins have
pride as their origin. How many of our sins start out with
pride and then evolve ... or add other sins to it?
In our Christian walk, we strive to be like Jesus. He, being
the Son of God is the only person to ever live that had a
right to esteem Himself better than anyone else, yet He was
meek, humble, a servant to all those He encountered. Do we
practice this kind of humility in our lives while we steady
boast that we represent Christianity, or is pride our manner
The wicked, through the pride of his countenance,
will not seek after God: God is not in all his
know that anger is an element of pride?
Proud and haughty scorner is his name, who dealeth
in proud wrath.
also says that pride will be one of the signs of the End
Times, and that we should avoid people who are prideful:
2 Timothy 3:1-5
This know also, that in the last days perilous
times shall come. For men shall be lovers of their own
selves, covetous, boasters,
blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful,
unholy, Without natural affection, trucebreakers,
false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of
those that are good,
Traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more
than lovers of God; Having a form of godliness, but
denying the power thereof: from such turn away.
Did you know that many times
God speaks to us in our dreams because when we're conscious,
we're so busy with our own purpose (our own view of what's
important) that we miss God speaking to us, so in our
dreams, God makes His messages clear, while our pride is
For God speaketh once, yea twice, yet man perceiveth
it not. In a dream, in a vision of the night, when
deep sleep falleth upon men, in slumberings upon the
bed; Then He openeth the ears of men, and sealeth
their instruction, That He may withdraw man from his
purpose, and hide pride from man.
Ah, one last thing to sort of
sum things up.
This is a very important thing to know. Pride can prevent
From whence come wars and fightings among you?
come they not hence, even of your lusts that war in
your members? Ye lust, and have not: ye kill, and
desire to have, and cannot obtain: ye fight and war,
yet ye have not, because ye ask not. Ye ask, and
receive not, because ye ask amiss, that ye may
consume it upon your lusts. Ye adulterers and
adulteresses, know ye not that the friendship of the
world is enmity with God? whosoever therefore will
be a friend of the world is the enemy of God. Do ye
think that the scripture saith in vain, The spirit
that dwelleth in us lusteth to envy? But He giveth
more grace. Wherefore He saith,
God resisteth the proud, but giveth grace unto the
Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil,
and he will flee from you. Draw nigh to God, and He
will draw nigh to you. Cleanse your hands, ye
sinners; and purify your hearts, ye double minded.
Be afflicted, and mourn, and weep: let your laughter
be turned to mourning, and your joy to heaviness.
Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and He
shall lift you up. Speak not evil one of another,
brethren. He that speaketh evil of his brother, and
judgeth his brother, speaketh evil of the law, and
judgeth the law: but if thou judge the law, thou art
not a doer of the law, but a judge.
pride to sleep, and awaken to GRACE!
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