Thursday, December 14, 2017

Pride Just Holds You Hostage

Pride Just Holds You Hostage

Ecclesiastes 7:8
The end of a matter is better than its beginning, and patience is better than pride.

Pride destroys opportunities, you may have something amazing in your sights, ready to grasp, but there’s something that you just can’t get from it that you feel you should. Then you may grumble because it’s not what you thought it should be.

Pride can prevent someone from making a positive, life changing experience.
    That’s pride showing up just to flatten out what could have been something great.
Deuteronomy 8:17-18
"Otherwise, you may say in your heart, 'My power and the strength of my hand made me this wealth.' "But you shall remember the LORD your God, for it is He who is giving you power to make wealth, that He may confirm His covenant which He swore to your fathers, as it is this day. 

When sitting in pride others can feel it thus not opening their hearts to what could be a meaningful relationship, or making false assumptions about someone or something, as…
Pride can hold you back from loving or forgiving someone.

Proverbs 13:10
Where there is strife, there is pride, but wisdom is found in those who take advice.

Pride overtakes your soul and makes your heart hard
Psalm 59:12
For the sins of their mouths, for the words of their lips, let them be caught in their pride. For the curses and lies they utter,

Human pride makes you step out before you should, instead of allowing God to work it through.
Proverbs 11:12
When pride comes, then comes disgrace, but with humility comes wisdom.

Pride makes a great presence but falls hard to destruction
Proverbs 16:8
Pride goes before destruction, a haughty spirit before a fall.

How does God view pride?
Psalm 10:4
In his pride the wicked man does not seek him; in all his thoughts there is no room for God.

Pride keeps you from knowing God is right and you are not.

Pride creeps it’s way into the mind of men, thus making them seemingly above others
Isaiah 2:11
The eyes of the arrogant will be humbled and human pride brought low; the Lord alone will be exalted in that day.

Simply put pride just holds you hostage from seeing the bigger picture
In our love of others and sometimes disdain,

Where do you see pride holding you back from something or someone?


#Pride #God #arrogant #Lord

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