God and Your Pride

 

Aug.-28-01-300x222“Sometimes we feel tempted to boast that we are better than others, a little smarter or more deserving of blessings than others. Humility is the cure for pride. God hates pride”–John Kincaid.

“Everyone who is arrogant in heart is an abomination to the Lord; be assured, he will not go unpunished. Pride goes before destruction, and a haughty spirit before a fall. It is better to be of a lowly spirit with the poor than to divide the spoil with the proud”–Proverbs 16:5, 18-19.

“Thus says the Lord: ‘Let not the wise man boast in his wisdom, let not the mighty man boast in his might, let not the rich man boast in his riches, but let him who boasts boast in this, that he understands and knows me’ “–Jeremiah 9:23-24.

“When dealing with people, remember you are not dealing with creatures of logic, but with creatures bristling with prejudice and motivated by pride and vanity”–Dale Carnegie.

“When pride comes, then comes disgrace, but with humble is wisdom”–Proverbs 11:12.

“As long as you are proud, you cannot know God. A proud man is always looking down on things and people; and, of course, as long as you are looking down, you cannot see something that is above you”–C.S. Lewis.

“Pride and arrogance and the way of evil and perverted speech I hate”–Proverbs 8:13.

“Too many people spend money they haven’t earned, to buy things they don’t want, to impress people that they don’t like”–Will Rogers.

“God opposes the proud, but gives grace to the humble”–James 4:6.

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