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