Here’s How Pride Manifests Itself

Pride manifests itself in the following ways: 
  • Complaining against or passing judgment on God (Numbers 14:1-4, 9, 11; Romans 9:20)
  • A lack of gratitude (2 Chronicles 32:25)
  • Anger (Proverbs 28:25; Matthew 20:1-16)
  • Seeing yourself as better than others (Luke 7:36-50)
  • Having an inflated view of your importance, gifts and abilities (Acts 12:21-23)
  • Being focused on the lack of your gifts and abilities (1 Cor. 12:14-25)
  • Perfectionism (Matthew 23:24-28)—perfectionism IS not a virtue for us; He’s called us to be faithful.
  • Talking too much (Proverbs 10:19)
  • Talking too much about yourself (Proverbs 27:2; Galatians 6:3)
  • Seeking independence or control (1 Corinthians 1:10-13; Ephesians 5:21)
  • Being consumed with what others think (Galatians 1:10)
  • Being devastated or angered by criticism (Proverbs 13:1)
  • Being unteachable (Proverbs 19:20; John 9:13-34)
  • Being sarcastic, hurtful, degrading, talking down to them(Proverbs 12:18, 24)
  • A lack of service (Galatians 5:13, Ephesians 2:10)
  • A lack of compassion (Matthew 5:7, 18:23-35)
  • Being defensive or blame-shifting (Genesis 3:12-13; Proverbs 12:1)
  • A lack of admitting when you are wrong (Proverbs 10:17)
  • A lack of asking forgiveness (Matthew 5:23-24)
  • A lack of biblical prayer (Luke 18:10-14)
  • Resisting authority or being disrespectful (1 Peter 2:13-17)
  • Voicing preferences or opinions when not asked (Philippians 2:1-4)
  • Minimizing your own sin and shortcomings (Matthew 7:3-5)
  • Maximizing others’ sin and shortcomings (Matthew 7:3-5; Luke 18:9-14)
  • Being impatient or irritable with others (Ephesians 4:31-32)
  • Being jealous or envious (1 Corinthians 13:4)
  • Using others (Matthew 7:12; Philippians 2:3-4)
  • Being deceitful by covering up sins, faults, and mistakes (Proverbs 11:3; 28:13)
  • Using attention-getting tactics (1 Peter 3:3,4)
  • Not having close relationships (Proverbs 18:1-2; Hebrews 10:24-25)

Taken from, From Pride to Humility, Bemidji, Minnesota: Focus Publishers, 2000.

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