[PC-USA] 1999-05-23 - Verses about Pride

The world encourages us to be proud -- proud of our accomplishments (which we could not do without the gifts God gave us), proud of our wealth (which we would not have if God did not allow it), proud of our looks (which will fade). Today we will look at some of what the word of God has to say about pride.

Mark 7:21-23 (NKJV) For from within, out of the heart of men, proceed evil thoughts, adulteries, fornications, murders, thefts, covetousness, wickedness, deceit, lewdness, an evil eye, blasphemy, pride, foolishness. All these evil things come from within and defile a man.

1 John 2:16 (NKJV) For all that is in the world; the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life; is not of the Father but is of the world.

Results of Pride:

Prov 11:2 (NKJV) When pride comes, then comes shame; But with the humble is wisdom.

Prov 13:10 (NKJV) By pride comes nothing but strife, But with the well-advised is wisdom.

Prov 16:18 (NKJV) Pride goes before destruction, And a haughty spirit before a fall.

God's Attitudes and Actions Toward Pride:

Prov 6:16-18 (NKJV) These six things the LORD hates, Yes, seven are an abomination to Him: A proud look, A lying tongue, Hands that shed innocent blood, A heart that devises wicked plans, Feet that are swift in running to evil.

Psa 31:23 (NKJV) Oh, love the LORD, all you His saints! For the LORD preserves the faithful, And fully repays the proud person.

Psa 138:6 (NKJV) Though the LORD is on high, Yet He regards the lowly; But the proud He knows from afar.

God-pleasing Attitudes toward Pride:

Psa 40:4 (NKJV) Blessed is that man who makes the LORD his trust, And does not respect the proud, nor such as turn aside to lies.

Titus 3:1-2 (NKJV) Remind them to be subject to rulers and authorities, to obey, to be ready for every good work, to speak evil of no one, to be peaceable, gentle, showing all humility to all men.