Pride…

James 4:6 says that God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble

Prov 16:5 says everyone who is arrogant in heart us an abomination to the Lord.

Phil 2:3 says, do nothing from selfish ambition or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves.

Prov 16:18 says pride brings destruction.

CS Lewis said that sexual immorality, anger, greed, drunkenness..are just fleabites in comparison to pride…It is a complete ant-God state of mind.

Jonathan Edwards called pride “the worst viper that is in the heart…it is the greatest disturber of the soul’s peace and sweet communion with Christ. Pride is the most hidden and deceitful of all lusts. What a foolish, silly, miserable, blind, deceived, poor worm am I, when pride works.”

Gospel-humility is the great PRIDE-KILLER.

Here are a few resources on the subject of the perils of pride and how the gospel is the way to fight it.

Humility: True Greatness, C. J. Mahaney

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