Proverbs 16:18 – Pride goeth before destruction, and an haughty spirit before a fall.
Galatians 6:3 – For if a man think himself to be something, when he is nothing, he deceiveth himself.
James 4:6 – But he giveth more grace. Wherefore he saith, God resisteth the proud, but giveth grace unto the humble.
Pride is self-worship and self-preservation at all costs—and people-pleasing is the direct result of pride. Some think people-pleasing is a positive trait because they’re so clearly concerned with serving others. Pride alienates the Christian from God. Whether consciously or not, the proud are estranged from God. As explained earlier, “Pride is self- devotion, self-justification, and self-glorying in contempt of God.” This contempt may give rise to open rebellion, but not always. It is usually expressed as “disgust” of God.
Better it is to be of an humble spirit with the lowly, than to divide the spoil with the proud. “The LORD hates all the proud of heart. Be sure of this: They will not go unpunished.”(Proverbs 16:5). Whatever path we choose becomes increasingly ominous because Scripture is clear, “Pride goes before destruction, and a haughty spirit before a fall” (Proverbs 16:18 ESV). When we stay fixated on our way, then we lose sight of what God wants to do in us and through us.
- The proud person has an independent attitude. They murmur all the time, and they will not want anybody help them.
- Pride thinks too highly of self. Rom; 12, 3 (…every man…not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think; but to think soberly…) – they tend to forget that whatever they have got is from God. They think they achieved it themselves.
- Proud people like titles.
- Pride is always seen in how speak and act: Laughing at people is the worse. Watch your way of talking.
GOD HATES PRIDE