What is pride? Pride is when you respect yourself and think others should automatically respect you as well. A person who is full of pride or haughtiness actually thinks he or she is more significant or better than others.
That is why Philippians 2:3 warns us to “Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves."
As Christians, God is calling for us to nail “pride” to the cross of Jesus. Galatians 6:3 tells us that “If anyone thinks he is something when he is nothing, he deceives himself.” The devil is a deceiver, so he works day and night to trick the people of God. One way he does this is through the spirit of pride.
Satan even deceived Eve, causing her to become swollen with pride. After telling Eve that she would become like God, she ate the forbidden fruit. The Bible states, “ When the woman saw that the fruit of the tree was good for food and pleasing to the eye, and also desirable for gaining wisdom, she took some and ate it” (Genesis 3:6). Later, Eve confessed that “The serpent deceived me, and I ate” (Genesis 3:13).
In addition, Psalm 73:6 explains that pride is a necklace. That is because pride makes a person feels so good. Then those haughty individuals start to believe they are sparling necklaces, outshining others.
Pride is also one of the seven things that God hates and consider to be detestable (Proverbs 6:16-19).
Children of the living God, let us wash pride from our lives with the Blood of Jesus and put on the robe of humility. If not, we will be destroyed, for the Bible teaches that “Pride goes before destruction, a haughty spirit before a fall” (Proverbs 16:18).
Don't forget that Satan said, "I will ascend above the tops of the clouds; I will make myself like the Most High" (Isaiah 14:14). Now, that is a high level of pride!
However, when we confess our sins, our merciful heavenly Father is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness (1 John 1:9).
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