Tag Archive: Pride

Mar 02

Tim Challies – God Hates Pride

Is there any trait more deceptive? Is there any vice easier to see in others, but harder to see in ourselves? We despise its presence in them, but defend its presence in us. It is the ugly trait of pride, one of a number of traits for which God has a special disgust. In this …

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Feb 03

A. W. Pink – A Contrite and Humble Spirit (Isaiah 57:15)

“For this is what the high and lofty One says—He who lives forever, whose name is holy: I live in a high and holy place—but also with him who is of a contrite and humble spirit.” – Isaiah 57:15 A humble spirit or heart, is an infallible sign of regeneration; for the unregenerate are proud, …

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Jan 11

JR Vassar – Renouncing Narcissism

Glory Hunger Life is a war for glory. Even those of us who have rested in Jesus to bring an end to our battle for glory still fight skirmishes in which we feel our reputations are at risk. We live on a battlefield where we strive to attain glory and put it on display. We …

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Jan 07

R. C. Sproul – Don’t Boast in Human Achievement

Whenever I return to the first few chapters of Genesis, I’m able not only to review the events of early human history but also to see how humanity hasn’t outgrown our earliest aspirations. Perhaps most illustrative of my point is the story of the Tower of Babel in Genesis 11. We read in verse 1 …

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Oct 04

John Piper – 1 Corinthians 3:21–23: A Proven Recipe for Humility

Pride is a recipe for disaster. In this lab, Pastor John tells how to cook the cuisine of humility. Please follow and like us:

Jul 26

Michael Boling – Pride Goes Before a Fall

“Pride goes before destruction, and a haughty spirit before a fall.” (Prov. 16:18) The word “pride” has been bantered around quite a bit of late, specifically in relation to the recent SCOTUS decision on gay marriage. Social media has been awash with “support pride” hashtags, profile pictures, and other promotion of this statement. This begs …

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Jul 25

John Newton – Warning Against Spiritual Pride and Self-Admiration

Among the many general causes of decline in grace, we may assign a principal place to spiritual pride and self-admiration. If our attainments in knowledge and giftedness, and even in grace — seduce us into a good opinion of ourselves, as if we were wise and good — we are already ensnared, in danger of …

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Jul 25

Thomas Watson – Indwelling Sin Pulls Down the Plumes of Remaining Pride

The true Christian cannot keep God’s law perfectly. “There is certainly no righteous man on the earth who does good and never sins.” Eccl. 7:20. There is in the best actions of a godly man — that which is damnable — if God should weigh him in the balance of justice. Alas! He cannot pray …

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Jun 26

Aaron Menikoff – Is Meek Weak?

What’s the first word that comes to your mind when you hear the title “pastor”? My guess is it’s not “gentle.” The Iron Giant notwithstanding, our popular heroes are not known for their meekness. They tend to accomplish great feats through sheer might, skill, and force of will. They excel in hubris, not humility. I …

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May 25

Sarah Walton – Three Truths to Fight the Temptation to Glorify Self

One thing that I long for in my eternal dwelling with Christ is to be set free from the endless battles with my flesh. Oh to be free from the desire to please others, the subtle trap of idolizing things in this world, the attempts to take control of what is not mine, and the …

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