Pride, Mix-It-Up Monday’s

In light of the recent “Pride Parade”, I feel it pertinent to look at what the Bible says about pride, after all it is “mix-it-up monday”. Here we go, undoubtedly the Bible will stir the pot on this subject.  The scripture is sufficient and clear.

First off we must establish that ALL of the Bible is true and if you are a Christian you must not pick and choose parts of the Bible while denying others because:

2 Timothy 3:16 says, “All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness,”

PRIDE:

Proverbs 16:18 says, “Pride goes before destruction, and a haughty spirit before a fall.”

Proverbs 29:23 says, “One’s pride will bring him low, but he who is lowly in spirit will obtain honor.”

Proverbs 11:2 says, “When pride comes, then comes disgrace, but with the humble is wisdom.”

James 4:6 says, “But he gives more grace. Therefore it says, “God opposes the proud, but gives grace to the humble.””

1 John 2:16 says, “For all that is in the world—the desires of the flesh and the desires of the eyes and pride in possessions—is not from the Father but is from the world.”

Romans 12:2 says, “Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.”

1 Corinthians 10:13 says, “So, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.”

Proverbs 12:15 says, “The way of a fool is right in his own eyes, but a wise man listens to advice.”

Proverbs 10:17 says, “Whoever heeds instruction is on the path to life, but he who rejects reproof leads others astray.”

Jeremiah 13:15 says, “Hear and give ear; be not proud, for the Lord has spoken.”

Jeremiah 9:24 says, “But let him who boasts boast in this, that he understands and knows me, that I am the Lord who practices steadfast love, justice, and righteousness in the earth. For in these things I delight, declares the Lord.”

1 Corinthians 6:9-11 says, “Or do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: neither the sexually immoral, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor men who practice homosexuality, nor thieves, nor the greedy, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God. And such were some of you. But you were washed, you were sanctified, you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit of our God.”

Psalm 10:4 says, “In the pride of his face the wicked does not seek him; all his thoughts are, “There is no God.”

Should the last verse ring true for you, then perhaps literary truth will be of aid.

Thesaurus: pride (noun)

Bing Dictionary

Synonyms: arrogance, conceit, smugness, self-importance, egotism, vanity, immodesty, superiority
Antonyms: humility
What does the Bible say about humility?
Philippians 2:1-4 says, “So if there is any encouragement in Christ, any comfort from love, any participation in the Spirit, any affection and sympathy, complete my joy by being of the same mind, having the same love, being in full accord and of one mind. Do nothing from selfish ambition or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves. Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others.”
James 4:6 says, “But he gives more grace. Therefore it says, “God opposes the proud, but gives grace to the humble.”
Colossians 3:12 says, “Put on then, as God’s chosen ones, holy and beloved, compassionate hearts, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience,”
Proverbs 11:2 says, “When pride comes, then comes disgrace, but with the humble is wisdom.”
Psalm 147:6 says, “The Lord lifts up the humble; he casts the wicked to the ground.”
Proverbs 15:33 says, “The fear of the Lord is instruction in wisdom, and humility comes before honor.”
James 4:1-10 says, “What causes quarrels and what causes fights among you? Is it not this, that your passions are at war within you? You desire and do not have, so you murder. You covet and cannot obtain, so you fight and quarrel. You do not have, because you do not ask. You ask and do not receive, because you ask wrongly, to spend it on your passions. You adulterous people! Do you not know that friendship with the world is enmity with God? Therefore whoever wishes to be a friend of the world makes himself an enemy of God. Or do you suppose it is to no purpose that the Scripture says, “He yearns jealously over the spirit that he has made to dwell in us”? …”
Let us pray through these verses.  Brothers and sisters in Christ, seek humility.
Dear Jesus, I pray we will have soft hearts to our pride.  When we sin we sin against you.  Please give those who do not yet know you, soft hearts as well.  I pray we won’t muddle the issues in an attempt to appease anyone even our selves.  I pray we will look to you and what you say.  You are sovereign.  What you say is what really matters.  Amen.

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