6 But He gives more grace. Therefore He says: “God resists the proud, But gives grace to the humble.”
James 4:6 NKJV
HOW DOES GOD SEE PRIDE?
Isaiah 55:7-11/Romans 12:1-3
5 Everyone proud in heart is an abomination to the LORD; Though they join forces, none will go unpunished.
Proverbs 16:5 NKJV
16 These six things the LORD hates, Yes, seven are an abomination to Him: A proud look…
Proverbs 6:16-17 NKJV
4 A haughty look, a proud heart, And the plowing of the wicked are sin.
13 The fear of the LORD is to hate evil; Pride and arrogance and the evil way And the perverse mouth I hate.
Proverbs 8:13 NKJV
THE AFFECTS OF PRIDE
23 A man’s pride will bring him low, But the humble in spirit will retain honor.
11 For whoever exalts himself will be humbled, and he who humbles himself will be exalted.” Luke 14:11 NKJV
2 When pride comes, then comes shame; But with the humble is wisdom.
18 Pride goes before destruction, And a haughty spirit before a fall.
PRIDE CAUSES NUMBING OF THE MIND AND DARKENING OF THE UNDERSTANDING.
But when his heart was lifted up, and his spirit was hardened in pride, he was deposed from his kingly throne, and they took his glory from him.
Daniel 5:20 NKJV
3 The pride of your heart has deceived you…
Obadiah 1:3a NKJV
6 not a novice, lest being puffed up with pride he fall into the same condemnation as the devil.
1 Timothy 3:6 NKJV
3 For I say, through the grace given to me, to everyone who is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think, but to think soberly, as God has dealt to each one a measure of faith.
Romans 12:3 NKJV
“To think soberly”- swfronevin sophronein- to be in one’s right mind. “conceit is treated as a species of insanity.”- Word Studies in The Greek New Testament –Kenneth Wuest
PRIDE CUTS IN ON OUR GRACE.
6 But He gives more grace. Therefore He says: “ God resists the proud, But gives grace to the humble.” 7 Therefore submit to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you. 8 Draw near to God and He will draw near to you.
James 4:6-8 NKJV
PRIDE IS LIKE A BARRIER BETWEEN GOD AND US.
6 Though the LORD is on high, Yet He regards the lowly; But the proud He knows from afar.
SYMPTOMS OF PRIDE
- Making others wait.
- Are you always speaking of yourself?
18 He who speaks from himself seeks his own glory; but He who seeks the glory of the One who sent Him is true, and no unrighteousness is in Him.
John 7:18 NKJV
4 All workers of iniquity boast in themselves.
Psalm 94:4 NKJV
- Pride is not a good listener.
2 A fool finds no pleasure in understanding but delights in airing his own opinions.
Proverbs 18:2 NIV
- Pride is an interrupter.
- Pride will not show impression.
2 My soul shall make its boast in the LORD; The humble shall hear of it and be glad.
Psalm 34:2 NKJV
- Unnecessary secrecy, lying.
- Embarrassment can be a manifestation of pride.
- Anger and Strife are manifestations of pride.
10 By pride comes nothing but strife, But with the well-advised is wisdom.
Proverbs 13:10 NKJV
- Demanding and Intolerant.
- Hurt feelings.
- Pride presumes others are interested in me.
- Pride does not want to be taught or corrected.
- Pride thinks it doesn’t need to study or practice.
- Humility always follows instructions. Pride always has a better way.