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How to Get Rid of Pride

Christianity Oasis Ministry has provided you with this Pride Bible Study on Pride Bible verses and how to get rid of pride problems bringing forth truth, understanding and then peace within.

Welcome to our Christianity Oasis Christian Walk study program. This is our extremely intriguing and thought provoking Pride Bible study taking an in depth look into the various Pride Bible verses in an attempt to determine how to get rid of pride problems at the source. The absolutely awesome and super important Pride Bible study message on how to get rid of pride will truly enhance your YOU-nique Christian walk. Let's look into this together, shall we?

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Pride ... Even the word pride sounds ugly does it not? What is pride and how can we avoid and overcome 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 reasons:

  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.


How to get rid of pride? 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.

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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?)

Proverbs 11:2

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 are 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.

Proverbs 29:23

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 problems. 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.

Psalms 31:18

Let the lying lips be put to silence; which speak grievous things proudly and contemptuously against the righteous.

Proverbs 13:10

Only by pride cometh contention: but with the well advised is wisdom.

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Now, that you know how to get rid of pride problems, what about when you may have been a victim of someone else's pride problems or witnessed it in a chat room or forum 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:

Psalms 12:1-4

1 Help, Lord; for the godly man ceaseth; for the faithful fail from among the children of men.
2 They speak vanity every one with his neighbour: with flattering lips and with a double heart do they speak.
3 The Lord shall cut off all flattering lips, and the tongue that speaketh proud things:
4 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

3 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 godliness;
4 He is proud, knowing nothing, but doting about questions and strifes of words, whereof cometh envy, strife, railings, evil surmisings,
5 Perverse disputings of men of corrupt minds, and destitute of the Truth, supposing that gain is godliness: from such withdraw thyself.

Here is a Pride Bible study secret. 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)?

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Proverbs 16:18

Pride goeth before destruction, and an haughty spirit before a fall.

Proverbs 16:19

Better it is to be of an humble spirit with the lowly, than to divide the spoil with the proud.

Isaiah 2:12

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:

Isaiah 13:11

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.

Malachi 4:1

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.

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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.

Proverbs 16:5

Every one that is proud in heart is an abomination to the Lord: though hand join in hand, he shall not be unpunished.

Pride Bible study tidbit of Truth ... Pride is 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.

Mark 7:15-23

15 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.
16 If any man have ears to hear, let him hear.
17 And when He was entered into the house from the people, His disciples asked Him concerning the parable.
18 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;
19 Because it entereth not into his heart, but into the belly, and goeth out into the draught, purging all meats?
20 And He said, That which cometh out of the man, that defileth the man.
21 For from within, out of the heart of men, proceed evil thoughts, adulteries, fornications, murders,
22 Thefts, covetousness, wickedness, deceit, lasciviousness, an evil eye, blasphemy, pride, foolishness:
23 All these evil things come from within, and defile the man.

Pride also puts distance between you and God.

Psalms 138:6

Though the Lord be high, yet hath He respect unto the lowly: but the proud He knoweth afar off.

Psalms 119:21

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.

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Pride is a sin.

Proverbs 21:4

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.

Here's how 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 you 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 extraordinary.

"Awwwww, look honey, Jr. turned the light off when he left the room ... Isn't he smarrrrrt?!"

Oh Brrrrrother!

"Build 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.

Problem ...

The '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;

Ephesians 6:4

... but bring them up in the nurture and admonition of the Lord.

... And 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.

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Our 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

15 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.
16 For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world.

Anyway ... 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 ...


Ecclesiastes 1:9-10

9 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.
10 Is there any thing whereof it may be said, See, this is new? it hath been already of old time, which was before us.

Pride is 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.

Exodus 32:9

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 ... Prideful.

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Their pride 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.

Everyone 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.

Proverbs 8:13

The fear of the Lord is to hate evil: pride, and arrogancy, and the evil way, and the froward mouth, do I hate.

Proverbs 6:16-19

16 These six things doth the Lord hate: yea, seven are an abomination unto Him:
17 A proud look, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood,
18 An heart that deviseth wicked imaginations, feet that be swift in running to mischief,
19 A false witness that speaketh lies, and he that soweth discord among brethren.

An 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 of choice?

Psalms 10:4

The wicked, through the pride of his countenance, will not seek after God: God is not in all his thoughts.

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Did you know that anger is an element of pride?

Proverbs 21:24

Proud and haughty scorner is his name, who dealeth in proud wrath.

The Bible 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

1 This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come.
2 For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy,
3 Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good,
4 Traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God;
5 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 also asleep.

Job 33:14-17

14 For God speaketh once, yea twice, yet man perceiveth it not.
15 In a dream, in a vision of the night, when deep sleep falleth upon men, in slumberings upon the bed;
16 Then He openeth the ears of men, and sealeth their instruction,
17 That He may withdraw man from his purpose, and hide pride from man.

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Ah, one last thing to sort of sum things up. This is a very important thing to know. Pride can prevent Grace:

James 4:1-11

1 From whence come wars and fightings among you? come they not hence, even of your lusts that war in your members?
2 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.
3 Ye ask, and receive not, because ye ask amiss, that ye may consume it upon your lusts.
4 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.
5 Do ye think that the scripture saith in vain, The spirit that dwelleth in us lusteth to envy?
6 But He giveth more Grace. Wherefore He saith, God resisteth the proud, but giveth grace unto the humble.
7 Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.
8 Draw nigh to God, and He will draw nigh to you. Cleanse your hands, ye sinners; and purify your hearts, ye double minded.
9 Be afflicted, and mourn, and weep: let your laughter be turned to mourning, and your joy to heaviness.
10 Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and he shall lift you up.
11 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.

This Pride Bible study sharing the pride Bible verses blessing reveals clearly that you should choose to continue daily seeking ways to learn how to get rid of pride problems. The best way is by getting to know the Spirit of Truth. Spend time with Him and you will kick pride to the curb. Put your pride to sleep, and awaken out of the spiritual slumber to the power and reward of ... Grace. You will be eternally glad that you chose the righteous path.

There is a force out there that is attempting to overtake us all; it is Satan. There is another force that is protecting us from him; it is the Holy Spirit. It is a battle for souls. This battle is called Spiritual Warfare, and like it or not, you are right in the middle of it.

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