Have you ever wondered what the Bible has to say about pride? Do feelings of pride and superiority tend to rule your life and get the best of you? Which of these verses resonate with you the most and why?
When pride comes, then comes disgrace, but with the humble is wisdom.
One’s pride will bring him low, but he who is lowly in spirit will obtain honor.
Pride goes before destruction, and a haughty spirit before a fall.
The fear of the Lord is hatred of evil. Pride and arrogance and the way of evil and perverted speech I hate.
But he gives more grace. Therefore it says, “God opposes the proud, but gives grace to the humble.”
Everyone who is arrogant in heart is an abomination to the Lord; be assured, he will not go unpunished.
Before destruction a man’s heart is haughty, but humility comes before honor.
Live in harmony with one another. Do not be haughty, but associate with the lowly. Never be wise in your own sight.
In the pride of his face the wicked does not seek him; all his thoughts are, “There is no God.”
1 John 2:16
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.
By insolence comes nothing but strife, but with those who take advice is wisdom.
Do nothing from rivalry or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves.
For if anyone thinks he is something, when he is nothing, he deceives himself.
Do you see a man who is wise in his own eyes? There is more hope for a fool than for him.
Let another praise you, and not your own mouth; a stranger, and not your own lips.
Haughty eyes and a proud heart, the lamp of the wicked, are sin.
But let each one test his own work, and then his reason to boast will be in himself alone and not in his neighbor.
For the sin of their mouths, the words of their lips, let them be trapped in their pride. For the cursing and lies that they utter,
Thus says the Lord: “Let not the wise man boast in his wisdom, let not the mighty man boast in his might, let not the rich man boast in his riches,”
It is better to be of a lowly spirit with the poor than to divide the spoil with the proud.
What is the lesson about “pride” that comes to mind for you today?