Prov 16:18 ‘Pride goes before destruction, And a haughty spirit before a fall.

  • Greek word for Pride is Hubris which means arrogance, over confidence which leads a person to believe that they may do no wrong.
  • An excessive preoccupation with self and one’s own importance, achievements, status, or possessions.
  • Pride is defined by Webster’s dictionary as “having an inordinate (excessive or unreasonable) amount of self-esteem or conceit.” It is “the love of one’s own excellence.”
  • Undue confidence in and attention to one’s own skills, accomplishments, state, possessions, or position.
  • synonyms for pride include arrogance, presumption, conceit (excessive pride in oneself)boasting, and high-mindedness. It is the opposite of humility.
  • Pride is giving ourselves the credit for something that God has accomplished. 1 Cor 4:7
  • Pride is taking the glory that belongs to God alone and keeping it for ourselves. Pride is essentially self-worship.
  • An unreasonable conceit of one’s own superiority in talents, beauty, wealth, accomplishments, which manifests itself in lofty airs, distance, reserve, and often in contempt of others.
  • The king of pride is Satan, and his children are those who show his characteristics (John 8:44)

Scriptures on Pride

What is the consequence of pride? Daniel 5:20
What does pride do to a man? Proverbs 29:23
Who does God do to those who walk in Pride? Daniel 4:37
Why is it important not to put a novice in leadership? 1 Timothy 3:6
Who does Pride result in? Proverbs 11:2
What is the result of humbling ourselves? 2 Chro 32:26
What can stop our prayers from being answered? Job 35:12
What comes with Pride? Prov 13:10

Herod’s Pride

What did Herod do wrong? Acts 12:21-23

Nebuchadnezzar’s Pride

Isaiah 14:12-17
Ezekiel 28:12-18

Scriptures That Helps us Keep Pride in Check

Prov 16:5
Prov 18:12
Psalm 138:6
1 Corinthians 13:4
Prov 27:2
Daniel 5:20
Matt 23:12

Signs Of Pride

Exalts self at the expense of others
Taking credit for what God gave them and for who they are.
Focuses on other’s failures
Hungry for attention, respect in all its forms.
Thinks they are better than others.
They feel everyone is privileged to have them.
Pride feels they don’t need anyone and feels they know it all.
Always defensive and never see the other person’s point of view.
Selfish, over ambitious and focusses on self.
Arrogant, inflated view of self and feeling of I’m better than others.
Easily get frustrated with others.