Pride
originally written 3 May 15
posted 14 Nov 15
photograph by: Shirley/Missouri/May 2015
God warns against pride because
He knows it can quickly turn into a runaway train.
Pride is deceitful.
Pride tripped up one of the angels and
began this great cosmic struggle between good and evil.
Pride can cause separation from God, which is truly a tragedy.
Pride can make a person think they don’t need God.
Pride can make a person think too highly of themselves,
especially in comparison to others.
Pride can cause strife between people.
Pride hardens hearts, which cripples one’s ability to love.
The Bible has many verses warning against the danger of pride. 
The only mentions of pride in a positive light is in relation to being proud of others
when they are walking in humility and honor with the Lord.

In his pride the wicked man does not seek him; 
in all his thoughts there is no room for God.
Psalm 10:4

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

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

Where there is strife, there is pride, but wisdom is found in those who take advice.
Proverbs 13:10

A fool’s mouth lashes out with pride, but the lips of the wise protect them.
Proverbs 14:2

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

Pride brings a person low, but the lowly in spirit gain honor.
Proverbs 29:23

The eyes of the arrogant will be humbled and human pride brought low;
the LORD alone will be exalted in that day.
Isaiah 2:11

I will punish the world for its evil, the wicked for their sins. I will put an end to the arrogance of the haughty and will humble the pride of the ruthless.
Isaiah 13:11

The terror you inspire and the pride of your heart have deceived you, you who live in the clefts of the rocks, who occupy the heights of the hill. Though you build your nest as high as the eagle’s, from there I will bring you down,” declares the LORD.
Jeremiah 49:16

But when his heart became arrogant and hardened with pride,
he was deposed from his royal throne and stripped of his glory.
Daniel 5:20

If anyone thinks they are something when they are not, they deceive themselves.
Each one should test their own actions. Then they can take pride in themselves alone, without comparing themselves to someone else,
for each one should carry their own load.
Galatians 6:3-5

Do not love the world or anything in the world. If anyone loves the world, love for the Father is not in them. For everything in the world—the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life—comes not from the Father but from the world.
1 John 2:15-16

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