PRIDE


Pride

God does not like us holding onto, displaying, or asserting pride in any area of our lives! I exhort you to look in the scriptures and see if Jesus Christ was prideful anywhere in word or deeds?

We are to show humility at all times of course when we are momentarily provoked, it may not be possible, but we should calm ourselves and be able to ask God for forgiveness! Just look at the verses below to see what PRIDE does to us in the presence of our Father! I have had it impressed upon me by the Holy Ghost to create this webpage today to try to help anyone who may need to know about this bad characteristic. If you want to be able to draw close to God, then with a sincere heart you need to pray and ask God to take away your pride and replace it with humility and lowliness. He will answer!


Mark 7:20-23
20And he said, That which cometh out of the man, that defileth the man. 21For from within, out of the heart of men, proceed evil thoughts, adulteries, fornications, murders, 22Thefts, covetousness, wickedness, deceit, lasciviousness, an evil eye, blasphemy, pride, foolishness: 23All these evil things come from within, and defile the man.

Prov: 13:7-11
7 There is that maketh himself rich, yet hath nothing: there is that maketh himself poor, yet hath great riches. 8 The ransom of a man's life are his riches: but the poor heareth not rebuke. 9 The light of the righteous rejoiceth: but the lamp of the wicked shall be put out. 10 Only by pride cometh contention: but with the well advised is wisdom. 11 Wealth gotten by vanity shall be diminished: but he that gathereth by labour shall increase.

Prov. 16:15-21
15 In the light of the king's countenance is life; and his favour is as a cloud of the latter rain. 16 How much better is it to get wisdom than gold! and to get understanding rather to be chosen than silver! 17 The highway of the upright is to depart from evil: he that keepeth his way preserveth his soul. 18 Pride goeth before destruction, and an haughty spirit before a fall. 19 Better it is to be of an humble spirit with the lowly, than to divide the spoil with the proud. 20 He that handleth a matter wisely shall find good: and whoso trusteth in the LORD, happy is he. 21 The wise in heart shall be called prudent: and the sweetness of the lips increaseth learning.

Prov. 11:1-5
1 A false balance is abomination to the LORD: but a just weight is his delight. 2 When pride cometh, then cometh shame: but with the lowly is wisdom. 3 The integrity of the upright shall guide them: but the perverseness of transgressors shall destroy them. 4 Riches profit not in the day of wrath: but righteousness delivereth from death. 5 The righteousness of the perfect shall direct his way: but the wicked shall fall by his own wickedness.

Prov. 29:20-23
20 Seest thou a man that is hasty in his words? there is more hope of a fool than of him. 21 He that delicately bringeth up his servant from a child shall have him become his son at the length. 22 An angry man stirreth up strife, and a furious man aboundeth in transgression. 23 A man's pride shall bring him low: but honour shall uphold the humble in spirit.

1 John 2:15-17
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. 17 And the world passeth away, and the lust thereof: but he that doeth the will of God abideth for ever.

In these last days, pride will snare you, pride will especially cause your downfall. Ask yourself this, when you react to others out of pride, perhaps while being offended, how does that go? Is anything ever accomplished by it? Is any tense situation ever resolved or compromised by a prideful response? Even if you're the boss, and this happens, employee's will find some way to get revenge or rebuke you and you may or may not know about it!

If you search pride in the internet you'll see several definitions like: c : exaggerated self-esteem : conceit
Then again you'll see pictures of what the word pride is mostly associated with in these last days. Here's an example!




It's not hard unless your a recluse to know what pride is associated with and if you have any spiritual sense you'll know God does not approve of such things!


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