The Truth about Pride (a poem)

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

Proverbs 11:2 When pride comes, then comes disgrace, but with humility comes wisdom.

Proverbs 16:18 Pride
Pride goes before destruction, a haughty spirit before a fall.

Psalm 59:12 For the sins of their mouths, for the words of their ... For the sins of their mouths, for the words of their lips, let them be
caught in their pride. For the curses and lies they utter .

Psalm 73:6 Therefore pride is their necklace; they clothe ... Therefore pride is their necklace; they clothe themselves with violence. They wear pride like a jeweled necklace and clothe themselves with cruelty.

Proverbs 13:10 Only by pride cometh contention: but with the well advised is wisdom.

The truth about pride, is it is a sin, the Lord hates our pride that comes from within;

He tells us through 1st John 2:16, if you read His word, you'll know what He means;

Our pride denies the Truth, when we need it the most, the sin of pride plays Satan’s host;

We can be confident in every breath, our arrogant pride is what brings to us death;

Yes death is culminated in sin; the pride of life is what eats us within;

The lust of the eyes, and the lust of the flesh, the pride of life, brings us sure death;

How can we overcome this one sin, by asking Christ Jesus to come live within?

We need to be humble, sincere, and repent, the day is at hand cause the night is but spent;

We live in the darkness of ignorant bliss, ignoring God's laws and its blessings we miss;

His wish is that not anyone is to perish, forgiveness and Love is the Lord's we should cherish;

Pride has an evil existence in all, pride always comes just before a great fall;

It leads to the path of our eminent destruction, read Proverbs 16:18's instruction;

Can we stop this human condition; It is not for our spirits nutrition;

It is a substance of poison and shame, death to our character, our conditions to blame;

Born into sin as we were from our birth, Adam and Eve through their pride did unearth;

Lawlessness, disobedience and pride, cause they could not admit to their fallin' side;

All of them said, someone else was to blame, was this pride that brought to God shame;

Think about this, all our pride causes friction, even in fun by our own competition;

Hurt, pain, and humiliation, brought by the pride through our indignation;

This is all that I'll say about this, Love covers a multitude of sin, can you grasp it;

By Mark Aldrich (c)


My hope for you is that you have had a prayer of salvation,
and if you haven't and you want to ask Christ into your heart and life, then I offer these words for you to repeat,
but only if your heart is sincere, because God knows it if you're not.


Dear God, I now know I have needed you and have
rejected your calling, so today, right now, 
I ask Jesus Christ to come into my heart and my life, 
and forgive me from all past sin and Lord cleanse me 
from my unrighteousness. I believe that Jesus was 
crucified for my sin, died, and was buried according 
to the scriptures. I want you forever more to be 
my guide and I want to follow you as a believer. 
I ask for your strength to change my heart and 
my earthly ways so that I can become a better 
child in your kingdom. Show me how to depend 
on you in all things. And show me how to do 
your will in my life. I thank you and pray this 
prayer in the name of Jesus Christ, Amen!

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April 18th, 2009 
Mark Aldrich,
Aug 21, 2011, 1:25 AM
Mark Aldrich,
Aug 21, 2011, 1:26 AM