Pride (Part 1)

Pride (the negative use of it) is the absolute worst spiritual condition that we can descend to, as it is diabolically opposed to the Nature that GOD Intended for us to have. Pride caused Lucifer, one of the three most powerful angels, to become envious of GOD’s Sovereignty, and to become rebellious to the point of attempting to murder Him. It affects peoples’ lives negatively, also, as it is an affront to GOD, causing Him to Withhold the Blessings that He Has Prepared to give to His humble Children.

The  dictionary defines pride as:
1.a high or inordinate opinion of one’s own dignity, importance, merit, or superiority, whether as cherished in the mind or as displayed in bearing, conduct, etc.

In it’s extreme, pride is called hubris: which is ‘extreme pride or self-confidence.’ In its modern usage, hubris denotes overconfident pride and arrogance. Hubris is often associated with a lack of humility. People in this condition think that by ill-treating others they make their own superiority all the greater.

The best Spiritual condition to have is an active Faith. The worst is pride.  -revrob-

Leviticus 26:19  “I will break the pride of your power; I will make your heavens like iron and your earth like bronze.”

1 Samuel 17:28-29  Now Eliab his oldest brother heard when he spoke to the men; and Eliab’s anger was aroused against David, and he said, “Why did you come down here? And with whom have you left those few sheep in the wilderness? I know your pride and the insolence of your heart, for you have come down to see the battle.” And David said, “What have I done now? Is there not a cause?”

2 Samuel 1:17-19  Then David composed a funeral song for Saul and Jonathan. Later he commanded that it be taught to all the people of Judah. It is known as the Song of the Bow, and it is recorded in The Book of Jashar. Your pride and joy, O Israel, lies dead on the hills! How the mighty heroes have fallen!

2 Chronicles 32:24-26  In those days Hezekiah was sick and near death, and he prayed to the Lord; and He spoke to him and gave him a sign. But Hezekiah did not repay according to the favor shown him, for his heart was lifted up; therefore wrath was looming over him and over Judah and Jerusalem. Then Hezekiah humbled himself for the pride of his heart, he and the inhabitants of Jerusalem, so that the wrath of the Lord did not come upon them…

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