It’s The Principles For Me Week 11: The Paradox of PrideJune 20, 2021 / Proverbs 16:5
Series: It’s The Principles For Me!
Week 11: The Paradox of Pride
Proverbs 16:5 TPT
Yahweh detests all the proud[a] of heart,
for pride attracts his punishment—
and you can count on that!
The Paradoxes Of Pride
When you have a prideful heart, you become tone deaf to the needs of others!
Romans 12:16 TPT
16 Live happily together in a spirit of harmony, and be as mindful of another’s worth as you are your own. Don’t live with a lofty mind-set, thinking you are too important to serve others, but be willing to do menial tasks and identify with those who are humble minded.[a] Don’t be smug or even think for a moment that you know it all.
“Pride is the mother of arrogance.”
― Toba Beta
When you have a prideful heart, you become tone deaf to the needs of yourself.
Proverbs 16:18 TPT
18 Your boast becomes a prophecy of a future failure.
The higher you lift yourself up in pride,[a]
the harder you’ll fall in disgrace.
“Learning to live on less pride has been a great investment in my future.”
― Katerina Stoykova Klemer
“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
When you have a prideful heart, you become tone deaf to God.
Psalm 10:4 AMPC
4 The wicked one in the pride of his countenance will not seek, inquire for, and yearn for God; all his thoughts are that there is no God [so He never punishes].
James 4:6 TPT
6 But he continues to pour out more and more grace[a] upon us. For it says,
“God resists you when you are proud
but continually pours out grace when you are humble.”
“Pride must die in you, or nothing of heaven can live in you.”
― Andrew Murray
How Do We Not Allow Pride To Be Our Paradox?
- Take inventory of your heart.
- Ask God to create in you a clean heart.
- Humble yourself before God.
1 Peter 5:6 AMPC
6 Therefore humble yourselves [demote, lower yourselves in your own estimation] under the mighty hand of God, that in due time He may exalt you,