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Freedom from Pride
Pride – Its Subtle and Not-So-Subtle Manifestations
God warns us not be friends with this world and its ways (James 4:4, Acts 2:40). Pride leads us to do just that. Pride makes God resist us and eventually destroys us as it did Lucifer. It is a substitute for our identity in Christ and our righteousness in Him. Self-righteousness is pride. Following are some of the manifestations of pride:
Pride of doctrine – “I'm right and you're wrong.”
Pride of past accomplishments (even of sins)
Pride of ideas – inventions, songs, poems, solution to a problem, etc.
Pride in knowing the mistakes of others (gloating over failures)
Pride of knowledge
Pride of contention – annoying and quarreling with others
Pride in open-mindedness – tolerating things God doesn't (gay life style, false religion), worshipping relativism (“no right or wrong”)
Pride in religious legalism – Pharisees who use the rules to judge others but can’t even keep them themselves
Pride in competition
Pride of possession – obsessed with material goods and collecting things (antiques, stamps, sports cards, etc.)
Pride of life
Pride of seduction – using and abusing people as valueless, seducing and deceiving them
Pride of seeing lawless deeds
Pride of having done a lawless act and gotten way with it (“I’ll sleep around all I want and won’t get AIDS.”)
Pride of control
Pride of expectancy – expecting everything but not thankful for anything
Pride of self-will
Pride of temper – using a weakness as our identity
Pride of addiction – “I smoke two packs a day.” You can’t be released from the spirit of addiction until you repent of the pride of addiction.
Pride of shrewd dealing
Pride of fast gain
Pride of laziness
Pride of gluttony – “I can down five cheeseburgers at a time.”
Pride in worthless activities and stupidity – One man ground up a Volkswagen and ate it to make the Guinness Book of World Records.
Pride that enslaves to various lusts and pleasures
Pride that blocks from seeing and meeting others’ needs
Pride in the use of vulgarity – “Everybody does it, and you can’t fight the world.”
Pride of uninhibited sexual conduct (orgies, sexual conquests, etc.)
Pride of drunkenness
Pride in rejecting God’s day of rest to fit in with the world
Pride in keeping the world’s feast days
Pride in judging by worldly standards
Pride in no time to be with God
Pride in keeping idols – giving priority to anything over God (e.g. clothes, cars, knowledge, etc.)
Pride in going all the way your way, being a self-made man
Pride in letting mammon rule your actions – “Money makes the world go ’round.”
Pride in giving (to be seen by men)
Pride in having parties only for your friends
Pride in showing kindness to those who can repay you
Pride in seeking a position, rank or title to look good in the eyes of men
Pride in putting on a show by doing something good or bad
Pride in hating the underdog, the outsider, the loser
Pride in not standing up for righteousness
Pride in submitting to abuse (running to the coward’s chair because of pride)
Pride in teaching a false doctrine
Pride in looking for loopholes in God’s Word
Pride in sickness – “Look how righteous I am to endure this illness.”
Pride of a broken or bad marriage – “You wouldn’t believe what I endured with my husband!”
Pride that encourages lazy work habits – “Don’t work too hard!”
Pride Specifically Related to Friendship with the World
Pride of popularity – Many teens will do anything to be popular, even torment others.
Pride of gambling – Wheelers and dealers get respect.
Pride in astrology – It’s cute and trendy to know your sign and discuss horoscopes with others.
Pride in pornography
Pride in griping and murmuring
Pride in exotic vacations – “We’re going to Hawaii.”
Pride in debt – “I owe more than you.”
Pride in tax evasion
Pride in theft (bringing friendship with other thieves)
Pride in adultery – bragging to the guys about hidden liaisons
Pride in being a hypocrite – The world respects that.
Pride in watching sitcoms and soap operas
Pride in watching violent shows
Pride in reading cheap romance novels
Pride in fast cars – showing off so people will idolize you
Pride in authority bashing – Cursing the president or prime minister is a popular activity.
Pride in trends and fads
Pride in loud, harsh music
Pride in criticizing leadership and destroying people – It’s the “in” thing today to destroy the reputation of leaders by gossip and slander. Tearing others down lifts us up in pride.
Pride in name-dropping – “I have power because I know somebody who has power.”
Pride in hearing gossip and spreading it – If you walk away from gossip you will be the object of it.
Pride in bragging about the operation you've had – I'll never forget the elderly lady in France who constantly spoke of her 26 operations and reminded me that it was all because of the Americans that bombed her city in the war.
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