Pride Comes Before The Fall?

Pride

 

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Feeling good about something you did is different from the pride we are referring to. The expression, “Pride comes before a fall.” When we lift ourselves to a higher level, ego comes in. Let others say good things about you, not let you say anything good about yourselves.

Pride is taking away the glory that God deserves. God is a jealous God and does not stand for that! Ultimately God is worthy of all praise and attention. When we exhibit pride, we elevate ourselves to a level God belongs to.  ~ Bill Greguska

Proverbs 16:18   Pride goes before destruction, a haughty spirit before a fall.

 

 


 

 

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Is Pride A Bad Thing?

Pride always come before a fall

Don’t allow pride to pull you down, give God credit for all you do!

Is Pride A Problem In Your Life?

There is, without a doubt, a tremendous danger in pride. I have learned over the years that if I become prideful, the Lord allows me to get back in line so I can learn from it and not let that pride cause damage to you and me. Sometimes people like me have to learn the hard way, unfortunately! Those who think they can stand on their own without God will sooner or later realize that they are mistaken; there is a danger of pride! We all have pride in ourselves, and our job is not to let it take over the driver’s seat!

A suitable type of pride encourages us to do our very best, like when we do a job at work or do homework at school. That type of arrogance is not what I am referring to. I refer to pride puffing up our ego (a helpful acronym for ego = Ease God Out = Pride). I like what it says in Psalm 139:23-24 “Search me, O God, and know my heart! Try me and know my thoughts! And see if there be any offensive way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.” ~ Bill Greguska

 

 

 


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Ways That Pride Can Work Against You!

Pride is a very foolish thing!

Avoid pride at all costs; the only thing that ego is bound to give you is a fall flat on your face!

Kick Pride Right Out Of Your Life Today!

  • Being A Fault Finders Pride is not a team player, and it will eventually, in time, destroy whatever plans you might have made. Pride has a way of filtering out the evil we see in ourselves; it also filters out God’s greatness in others. We focus on other people’s faults. When I’m reading or hearing something meant to point out things in myself, I tend to think of the people who “really need to know or understand this.” Those who are spiritually proud of finding fault with others. The humble person has so much to do with the imperfection of their own that they are not concerned with other people’s mistakes.

 

  • Being Aggressive Individuals who have the disease of pride in their hearts speak of others’ sins with irritation, frustration, or judgment. Evil is inside of us, found in the belittling of the struggles of others. It’s present in our jokes about the weird things about our spouse. It may even be hovering in the prayers we share with our friends to make them public to others.

 

  • Being Superficial When pride lives in our hearts, we’re far more concerned with others’ perceptions of us than the reality of our hearts. We fight the sins that impact how others view us and close our eyes to the ones we have managed to keep secret. We have great success in the areas of holiness with clear accountability but little concern for the disciplines we do in secret.

  • Being Defensive Those protected by God’s armor will find a secure hiding place from the attacks of men and Satan. Genuine humility is not taken off-balance and put into a defensive mode by a challenge or a criticism but instead continues doing good, entrusting himself to our faithful Lord and Creator. For the humble Christian, the more others are against him, the more silent and still he will be, unless it is in his private prayer time, and there he will not be quiet but beg God to help him.

 

  • Desperation For Attention When boiled down to the simplest terms, just merely hungry for attention, respect, and worship in all its forms. Maybe it sounds innocent to boast about ourselves. Possibly it’s unable to say “no” to anyone because we have a compelling desire to be needed. Or it looks like obsessively thirsting for marriage or dreaming about a better marriage because you’re hungry to be adored. Also, it may seem haunted by your desire for the right car or the right house, or the correct title at work: all because you seek the applause that comes from men instead of God.

 

 


 

 

Is Pride Something You Want To Rid Yourself Of?


 

 

A Couple More Examples Of Pride Ugly Head!

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Pride will not allow you to get to where you ultimately want to go!

Doesn’t Pride In Other People Bother You? Pride is the thing that most likely will keep you from a close relationship with God. Those who think we are well will usually not look for a doctor. Thinking too highly is easy for others but not easy to see in ourselves. It affects our vision, causing us to see ourselves through a lens that colors and distorts reality. It can make us believe almost anything.

Even the times once in a while when I pat myself on the back for how well I am doing should make us concerned; we always need to know that God is the one behind anything that we think we did well. I must search my heart and ask God to deliver me from sin. Learn about the many ways it can sneak into our lives if we are not careful by using the armor of God.

Proverbs 11:2 When pride comes, then comes disgrace, but with humility comes wisdom.

 

 


 

Pride Is Not A Good Thing

My satisfaction resulted in feeling and acting like I knew more than my parents. This abruptly stopped when I realized that I was not that powerful or significant on my own. It does bother me when I see people acting prideful and arrogant, sometimes, I speak up about it, and other times I ignore it. If I know the person well enough, I would tell them in a gentle, respectful way, alone with the person one-on-one. Do you think there is a big difference between loving someone and enabling them? I am so glad that my mom and dad raised and provided for me and loved me despite all I have done to hurt them and so many others in my life. My mom has stuck with me despite all the bad things I have done.
When I was in long-term alcohol and drug treatment for two years, God put it on my mom’s heart to drive up with my dad to visit me every weekend. Even if dad did not always want to, he did. To this, I have asked, “Why God” to answer my question, saying God provided me with a great mom and a brother who was a father image to me. Love heals a multitude of sins. When a person enables someone, one person does what the other person ought to do for themselves.

Proverbs 16:18 Pride goes before destruction, a haughty spirit before a fall.

 

 


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Some Specific Scriptures To Encourage You:

Proverbs 11:2 ESV 

When pride comes, then comes disgrace, but with the humble is wisdom.

Proverbs 29:23 ESV 

One’s pride will bring him low, but he who is lowly in spirit will obtain honor.

Proverbs 8:13 ESV 

The fear of the Lord is hatred of evil. Pride and arrogance and the way of evil and perverted speech I hate.

Proverbs 16:18 ESV 

Pride goes before destruction and a haughty spirit before a fall.

James 4:6 ESV 

But he gives more grace. Therefore it says, “God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble.”

Proverbs 16:5 ESV 

Everyone who is arrogant in heart is an abomination to the Lord; be assured, he will not go unpunished.

Romans 12:16 ESV 

Live in harmony with one another. Do not be haughty, but associate with the lowly. Never be wise in your own sight.

Proverbs 18:12 ESV 

Before destruction, a man’s heart is haughty, but humility comes before honor.

1 John 2:16 ESV 

For all that is in the world—the desires of the flesh and the desires of the eyes and pride of life—is not from the Father but is from the world.

Psalm 10:4 ESV 

In the pride of his face, the wicked does not seek him; all his thoughts are, “There is no God.”

Proverbs 13:10 ESV 

By insolence comes nothing but strife, but with those who take advice is wisdom.

Philippians 2:3 ESV

Do nothing from selfish ambition or conceit but in humility count others more significant than yourselves.

Proverbs 26:12 ESV 

Do you see a man who is wise in his own eyes? There is more hope for a fool than for him.

Galatians 6:3 ESV 

For if anyone thinks he is something, when he is nothing, he deceives himself.

Proverbs 27:2 ESV 

Let another praise you, and not your own mouth; a stranger, and not your own lips.

 

 

 


 

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