In the garden of Eden, Adam and Eve were innocent until they disobeyed the Lord. The moment they ate the forbidden fruit, sin entered the human race. Thus pride rules in human beings as it is the effect of our sinful nature.
Pride makes us separate from the presence of the Lord. Jesus taught us to imitate Him as He is humble, loyal, and gentle.
Jesus gave an example by washing His Disciple’s foot while they were arguing who is great among them.
Jesus also gave a parable of stating two men who entered the temple while the Pharisee praised himself but on the other hand the tax collector confessed himself being a sinner before God. The tax collector won the heart of the Lord as he humbled himself where the Pharisee praises his own lips.
We should not pride that we gain salvation by our righteous deeds but we should proclaim that it is God who delivered us. Because we can’t gain it by our own efforts as it is a free gift from God.
Here a detailed explanation of pride has been given from the Bible verses which will help us to stay away from the destruction.
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Bible Verses About Pride
James 4:6(KJV)“But he giveth more grace. Wherefore he saith, God resisteth the proud, but giveth grace unto the humble”
Explanations:-James said all the desires that we seek for our flesh. Most of the time we ask things from the Lord for our personal benefits. The scripture says that when we make friends with the world, we become God’s enemy. God wants us to be humble in His sight so He might use us and lift us high.
Proverbs 15:1(KJV)“ A soft answer turneth away wrath: but grievous words stir up anger”
Explanations:-God’s eyes are everywhere observing the evil and the righteous. he knows all are ways. A wise man uses his tongue rightly. We need to know how to control our emotions, when someone gets angry we must control our wrath.
Philippians 2:3(KJV)“Let nothing be done through strife or vainglory; but in lowliness of mind let each esteem other better than themselves”
Explanations:-We should love each other and we have to be in one accord of one mind. Jesus also said to His disciples that to be great in His kingdom, one has to serve others. Jesus also left an example by washing His disciples’ feet.
1 Peter 5:5(KJV)“Likewise, ye younger, submit yourselves unto the elder. Yea, all of you be subject one to another, and be clothed with humility: for God resisteth the proud, and giveth grace to the humble”
Explanations:-Every young person should respect the elders. God wants us to be humble and submissive to our seniors. We need to put on humility as it is the will of God. Sinful nature leads us into the path of pride which separates us from the way of God. It is necessary to resist our pride in nature.
1 John 2:16(KJV)“For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world”
Explanations:-The Bible says one who acts according to the will of God abides forever. This is a sinful world where we face temptations every moment. We all confront the temptations of the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the lust of the pride. Even Jesus also encountered these three temptations.
Psalm 101:5(KJV) “Whoso privily slandereth his neighbour, him will I cut off: him that hath an high look and a proud heart will not I suffer”
Explanations:-The Lord is on the side of the righteous. He hates the works of the wicked. The Lord is against the ways of evil. Jesus said that we should love our neighbors as ourselves. To win the heart of the Lord, we need to humble our hearts before Him.
Isaiah 23:9(KJV)“The Lord of hosts hath purposed it, to stain the pride of all glory, and to bring into contempt all the honourable of the earth”
Explanations:-The Lord will destroy the house of pride people. He wants us to praise His name as He created everything. He deserves all the glory as He is our creator.
Proverbs 29:23(KJV)“A man’s pride shall bring him low: but honour shall uphold the humble in spirit”
Explanations:-God seeks a humble heart and it is mandatory to honor Him. A man searches outside but God looks at our heart. When pride comes into man’s heart, it makes his position low.
Isaiah 2:11(KJV)“The lofty looks of man shall be humbled, and the haughtiness of men shall be bowed down, and the Lord alone shall be exalted in that day”
Explanations:-When the day of the Lord will arrive, everyone will bow down before Him. God knows the best time for us. Because of our sinful nature, we show our pride and leave the way of the Lord. But at the right time, God will be exalted His name.
James 4:10(KJV)“Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and he shall lift you up”
Explanations:-God reads our hearts, He wants us to live in His ways so that He will lift us up. The moment we humble ourselves in His sight, we get grace and He lifts us up.
Proverbs 16:18-19 (KJV)“Pride goeth before destruction, and an haughty spirit before a fall.Better it is to be of an humble spirit with the lowly, than to divide the spoil with the proud”
Explanations:-We should always evaluate our behaviors. Judgment is waiting for all and we all have to give our account to God. As long as we are on this earth, we should take care of our every single deed and word.
Romans 12:16(KJV)“Be of the same mind one toward another. Mind not high things, but condescend to men of low estate. Be not wise in your own conceits”
Explanations:-Jesus wants us to have unity among us, as we are marching forward in the same direction. We should have one mind for the upliftment of the Lord’s kingdom. we should not be wise in our own perspective but we should examine the will of God.
Daniel 5:20(KJV)“But when his heart was lifted up, and his mind hardened in pride, he was deposed from his kingly throne, and they took his glory from him”
Explanations:- Daniel was taken captive from Israel and he obeyed the Lord throughout his life. He did not follow the rules of the foreign land.He explained the writing which was written in the wall.
Proverbs 13:10(KJV)“Only by pride cometh contention: but with the well-advised is wisdom”
Explanations:- Pride comes before destruction. When a man becomes proud, it is evident that he will pay its consequence. The Lord wants us to receive wisdom from Him so that we can gain our lives. Good advice can guide us in the right way but pride will lead us into chaotic life.
Jeremiah 9:23(KJV)“Thus saith the Lord, Let not the wise man glory in his wisdom, neither let the mighty man glory in his might, let not the rich man glory in his riches”
Explanations:-We should not praise ourselves, instead of that, we must praise the Lord. Our life span is very short on this earth. We do not know how long we will live here. We are weak but He is strong. We should not be happy with our own strength. Even the rich man should submit his life before God.
Luke 14:11(KJV)“For whosoever exalteth himself shall be abased; and he that humbleth himself shall be exalted”
Explanations:-It is good for us to remain calm when people praise us. We should not exalt our deeds, but we should praise the Lord. If we submit our lives, God starts working in our life. He will lift us up when we surrender our lives before Him.
Isaiah 10:12(KJV)“Wherefore it shall come to pass, that when the Lord hath performed his whole work upon mount Zion and on Jerusalem, I will punish the fruit of the stout heart of the king of Assyria, and the glory of his high looks”
Explanations:-The Lord loved Israel greatly, but they left Him again and again. God was disappointed so many times but because of His promises, He forgave them again and again. To bring them back the Lord used the king of Assyria. But because of his pride in nature, God gave him punishment at the end.
1 Timothy 6:17(KJV)“Charge them that are rich in this world, that they be not high minded, nor trust in uncertain riches, but in the living God, who giveth us richly all things to enjoy”
Explanations:-Paul warned Timothy not to rely on the money and wealth of this world. People might respect a famous man but in the eyes of the Lord, we will remain poor. Only God can bless our family by His heavenly wisdom.
Ezekiel 28:17(KJV)“Thine heart was lifted up because of thy beauty, thou hast corrupted thy wisdom by reason of thy brightness: I will cast thee to the ground, I will lay thee before kings, that they may behold thee”
Explanations:- God knows the best for us. He loves those who walk in His ways. He gave us wisdom so that we can walk in righteousness. We should humble our hearts before Him and He will use us for His ministry’s sake.
1 Timothy 3:6(KJV)“Not a novice, lest being lifted up with pride he fall into the condemnation of the devil”
Explanations:- A man of God must run his family well. God wants us to put Him high and walk in His ways so that we can gain favor in His sight. Until we humble ourselves in the sight of the Lord, we won’t be able to stand before Him.
Psalm 10:2(KJV)“The wicked in his pride doth persecute the poor: let them be taken in the devices that they have imagined”
Explanations:-This world is not for the children of God. The Bible says the way that leads to eternal life is narrow and very few people will follow that. Many will accept the path that will lead to destruction. The wicked people have no fear of God so he likes to do what he wants.