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Evil of pride

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Pride is viewed as a great evil because it involves pretending to a greatness and glory that belong rightly to God alone.

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The sinfulness of pride

It is condemned as evil

1 Sa 15:23; Pr 21:4; Jas 4:16
See also Mk 7:22–23; Ro 1:29–30; 2 Co 12:20; 2 Ti 3:1–2; 1 Jn 2:16

It is a characteristic of Satan

Eze 28:2; 1 Ti 3:6
See also 2 Th 2:4 the antichrist

Warnings against pride

In the book of Proverbs

Pr 16:5; Pr 16:18
See also Pr 3:7; Pr 3:34; Pr 6:16–17; Pr 11:2; Pr 25:6–7; Pr 25:27; Pr 26:12; Pr 27:1; Pr 29:23

Elsewhere in Scripture

Psalm 119:21 NKJV
21 You rebuke the proud—the cursed, Who stray from Your commandments.
See also Le 26:19

Proud talk:

1 Sa 2:3; Ps 12:2–3; Je 9:23–24
Ps 5:5; Ps 40:4; Ps 138:6; Is 5:21; Je 13:15–17; Mt 23:12 Jesus Christ’s teaching on pride; Ro 12:16; 1 Co 10:12

God opposes the proud:

1 Pe 5:5; Jas 4:6; Pr 3:34

The gospel excludes pride

Romans 3:27 NKJV
27 Where is boasting then? It is excluded. By what law? Of works? No, but by the law of faith.
See also Lk 18:9–14; Ro 4:2–3; Ro 11:17–20; 1 Co 1:26–31; Eph 2:8–9

Godliness involves rejecting pride

Proverbs 8:13 NKJV
13 The fear of the Lord is to hate evil; Pride and arrogance and the evil way And the perverse mouth I hate.
See also Ps 101:5; Ps 131:1; Ro 12:3; 1 Co 13:4; Ga 6:14
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