What does the Bible say about pride

The Bible says that pride, which is arrogance, is sin and causes many problems. The proud often does not recognize his mistakes. God humiliates the proud.

Pride is having a wrong concept of yourself. The proud thinks he is superior for some reason, despising other people. When pride is taken to the extreme, a person may feel as important as God, or think that God owes him something! – Ezekiel 28: 2

The Bible says that pride leads to humiliation . Pride makes a person his own idol. The proud man becomes blind and does not see that he will fall from grace, because he finds himself invincible ( Proverbs 16:18 ).

The solution to pride

In order not to fall into pride, it is important to cultivate humility . The humble person understands that he is not superior to anyone, because everyone has sinned and failed ( Romans 12:16 ). Nobody is perfect. Everyone has strengths and weaknesses.

Humility does not mean being very low self-esteem, feeling useless. Humility is having balance , knowing that without God you could do nothing and that He is the one who deserves all worship. Humility is knowing how to appreciate the good that God gives you, recognizing that you depend on Him ( Romans 12: 3 ).

See here more about what humility is in the Bible.

Good pride

Pride does not always mean arrogance. In some situations, pride means having pleasure and joy in something good. This is not wrong. Taking pleasure in your achievements or successes is good. Devaluing all good happens to you is not being humble, it is being ungrateful.

To avoid wrong pride, when you rejoice in your successes and talents, remember that all blessings come from God. He is the real reason that everything good happens ( 2 Corinthians 10: 17-18 ). Thank God for everything He has done.

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