Pride 

Pride is perhaps the most dangerous of all sin.  No person is immune from an infection of pride.  Pride is what made Lucifer Satan.   It turns God's hand against us and invites ruin on our lives.  It can gain a foothold in our lives without us even realizing it.  

Pride self-test:  Please take this test before proceeding:

If the answer to the any of the above questions was "yes," we encourage you to read on. 

Pride is sin:  Proverbs makes it clear that pride is sin:  "Haughty eyes and a proud heart, the lamp of the wicked, are sin" (Proverbs 21:4 NIV).  "The LORD detests all the proud of heart. Be sure of this: They will not go unpunished. (Proverbs 16:5 NIV).  (see also Proverbs 6:16-18)

What pride does to us:

Sources of Pride

Dealing with Pride:  If you have sinned by pride in your life, we encourage you to confess and repent from it.  Here are suggested prayers to confess and repent of pride:

Put on humility:  Humility reverses the effects of pride.  When we put on humility, we gain God's favor and assistance in the battles we face.  Humility can even change God's mind.  King Josiah's humility postponed God's judgment on Israel (Chronicles 34:27).   Humility combined with prayer and repentance opens the doors to forgiveness and healing (2 Chronicles 7:14).   For other verses on humility see 1 Peter 5:5-6, Isaiah 2:12, Psalm 18:27, Psalm 37:11, Matthew 5:5.  Here are some ways to put on humility each day:

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