Pride is the origin of all sin. God hates pride. The opposite of pride is
humility. God has much to say about humility in the Bible. Humility
has an interesting characteristic, once you think you have humility you lose
it. : ) When we first became Christians we humbled ourselves before God by
saying, "Lord, I have tried and failed, I cannot save myself, I need a Savior
and only Jesus Christ can save me." So many of us after we are saved started
developing pride again and the worst is spiritual pride. Its like we are
saying, "OK God, thanks for saving me, I can take it from here." Better think
again. Let's look at God's word.
All verses today are from the NCV, The New Century Version, (Dallas, Texas:
Numbers 12:3 (Now Moses was very humble. He was the least proud person
2 Samuel 22:28 You save the humble, but you bring down those who are proud.
2 Chronicles 33:23 Amon did not humble himself before the LORD as his
father Manasseh had done. Instead, Amon sinned even more.
Job 5:11 He makes the humble person important and lifts the sad to places
Psalms 18:27 You save the humble, but you bring down those who are proud.
Psalms 25:9 He shows those who are humble how to do right, and he teaches
them his ways.
Psalms 138:6 Though the LORD is supreme, he takes care of those who are
humble, but he stays away from the proud.
Psalms 147:6 The LORD defends the humble, but he throws the wicked to
Proverbs 15:33 Respect for the LORD will teach you wisdom. If you want
to be honored, you must be humble.
Proverbs 18:12 Proud people will be ruined, but the humble will be honored.
Matthew 5:5 Those who are humble are happy, because the earth will belong
Matthew 11:29 Accept my teachings and learn from me, because I am gentle
and humble in spirit, and you will find rest for your lives.
Matthew 18:4 The greatest person in the kingdom of heaven is the one
who makes himself humble like this child.
Matthew 23:12 Whoever makes himself great will be made humble. Whoever
makes himself humble will be made great.
Ephesians 4:2 Always be humble, gentle, and patient, accepting each other
Phillipians 2:3 When you do things, do not let selfishness or pride be
your guide. Instead, be humble and give more honor to others than to yourselves.
James 4:6 But God gives us even more grace, as the Scripture says, "God
is against the proud, but he gives grace to the humble." Proverbs 3:34
1 Peter 5:6 Be humble under God's powerful hand so he will lift you up
when the right time comes.