8803 pride, evil of

8803 pride, evil of

Pride is viewed as a great evil because it involves pretending to a greatness and glory that belong rightly to God alone.

The sinfulness of pride

It is condemned as evil 1Sa 15:23; Pr 21:4; Jas 4:16 See also Mk 7:22-23; Ro 1:29-30; 2Co 12:20; 2Ti 3:1-2; 1Jn 2:16

It is a characteristic of Satan Eze 28:2; 1Ti 3:6 See also 2Th 2:4 the antichrist

Warnings against pride

In the book of Proverbs Pr 16:5,18 See also Pr 3:7,34; Pr 6:16-17; Pr 11:2; Pr 25:6-7,27; Pr 26:12; Pr 27:1; Pr 29:23

Elsewhere in Scripture Ps 119:21 See also Lev 26:19 Proud talk: 1Sa 2:3; Ps 12:2-3; Jer 9:23-24
Ps 5:5; Ps 40:4; Ps 138:6; Isa 5:21; Jer 13:15-17; Mt 23:12 pp Lk 14:11 Jesus Christ’s teaching on pride; Ro 12:16; 1Co 10:12 God opposes the proud: 1Pe 5:5; Jas 4:6; Pr 3:34

The gospel excludes pride

Ro 3:27 See also Lk 18:9-14; Ro 4:2-3; Ro 11:17-20; 1Co 1:26-31; Eph 2:8-9

Godliness involves rejecting pride

Pr 8:13 See also Ps 101:5; Ps 131:1; Ro 12:3; 1Co 13:4; Gal 6:14

See also

2036Christ, humility
5761attitudes
5793arrogance
5961superiority
6157fall, of Satan
8276humility
8734evil

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