3What is Pride? Excessive self-esteem, Me…Myself ….I Excessive belief in one’s superiority, worth & meritDesire to be recognised or appreciatedComparing myself to othersEg. Vanity – over concerned with beauty, looks & clothes.One of the problems with pride is that we can see it in others, but not in ourselves.Romans 2:21a: “you, then, who teach others, do you not teach yourself?”
4a proud heart, And the plowing of the wicked are sin. Is PRIDE a sin?Proverbs 6:16-19 16 These six things the LORD hates, Yes, seven are an abomination to Him: 17 A proud look, A lying tongue, Hands that shed innocentblood, 18 A heart that devises wicked plans, Feet that are swift in running to evil, 19 A false witness who speaks lies, And one who sows discord among brethren.Proverbs 21:4A haughty look,a proud heart, And the plowing of the wicked are sin.
5UNGODLY PRIDE root cause of many ungodly behaviour UngodlinessPrideAnxiety and FrustrationJudgmentalismUnthankfulnessAngerEnvyImpatienceSelfishnessDiscontentmentSins of the TongueWorldlinessLack of Self-Control
6Differences PRIDE Compares own-self with others HUMILITY Compares ImpressingothersPRIDEComparesown-selfwith othersHUMILITYComparesown-selfwith JesusPhilippians 2:3-43Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit, but in humility consider others better than yourselves.4Each of you should look not only to your own interests, but also to the interests of others.
7The Humility of Jesus (Philippians 2) Who He Is What He Did Equal with GodForm of GodBecame ManForm of ServantObedient to deathon crossYet
8Jesus’ Humility in Action The Son can do nothing of HimselfI can of my own self do nothingI am come not to do my own willMy teaching is not mineI do nothing of myselfI have not come of myself, but He sent meI seek not mine own gloryThe words that I say, I speak not from myselfThe word which you hear is not mine
9PRIDE OF ACHIEVEMENTI don’t need GodI can do it my way!!
10PRIDE OF ACHIEVEMENTBut everything comes from God: 1Corinthians 11:12
11Pride of AchievementPeople feel superior because of their achievements – grades, sports, wealth…There is no such thing as a “self-made man”We boast, or we want recognition but don’t want to appear to be proud.We brag about the success of our children (without giving credit to God).
12DON’T FORGET!! 17 You may say to yourself, “My power and the strength of my hands haveproduced this wealth for me.” 18 Butremember the Lord your God, for it is hewho gives you the ability to produce wealth,and so confirms his covenant, which he swore toyour forefathers, as it is today.Deuteronomy 8:17-18The world is mine, and all that is in it.Psalm 50:12
131 Corinthians 4:7 For who makes you different from anyone else? What do you have that you did not receive?And if you did receive it, why do you boast as though you did not?
14PRIDE OF MORAL SELF-RIGHTEOUSNESS It’s good that I am not like the others!!
15Luke 18:8-149 To some who were confident of their own righteousness and looked down on everybody else, Jesus told this parable:PRIDE OF MORALSELF-RIGHTEOUSNESS
16Luke 18:8-1410 “Two men went up to the temple to pray, one a Pharisee and the other a tax collector. 11 The Pharisee stood up and prayed about himself: ‘God, I thank you that I am not like other men—robbers, evildoers, adulterers—or even like this tax collector. 12 I fast twice a week and give a tenth of all I get.’
17Luke 18:8-14Elevate or glorify13 “But the tax collector stood at a distance. He would not even look up to heaven, but beat his breast and said, ‘God, have mercy on me, a sinner.’14 “I tell you that this man,rather than the other,went home justifiedbefore God.For everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, and he who humbles himself will be exalted.”
18Luke 18:14 (Worldwide English New Testament) 14I tell you, when this man went home, he was right with God. The other one was not. Everyone who puts himself up in a high place will be brought down to a low place. And everyone who puts himself in a low place will be brought up to a high place.'
19Pharisee’s view of the tax collector & others and himself The PhariseeThe Tax Collector & OthersLaw-keeperObedientHolyRespectfulLawlessSinnerUnholyUnrighteousPharisee’s view of the tax collector & others and himself
20Jesus’ view of the Tax collector and of the Pharisee ProudSelf righteousNot right with GodRepentantHumbleRight with GodJesus’ view of the Tax collector and of the Pharisee
22PRIDE OF RECOGNITION OR HONOUR I deserve more and better!!
23Luke 14 At the home of a Pharisee: 7 When he noticed how the guests picked the places ofhonor at the table, he toldthem this parable:8 “When someone invites you to a wedding feast, do not take the place of honor, for a person more distinguishedthan you may have beeninvited.A Roman triclinium
24Luke 14 9 If so, the host who invited both of you will come and say to you, ‘Give thisman your seat.’ Then, humiliated, youwill have to take the least importantplace.10 But when you are invited, take the lowest place, so that when your host comes, he will say to you, ‘Friend, move up to a better place.’Then you will be honoredin the presence of all yourfellow guests.
25For everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, Luke 14:11For everyone who exalts himself will be humbled,and he who humbles himself will be exalted.Proverbs 25:6-7 6Do not exalt yourselfin the presence of the king, And do not stand in the place of the great;7For it is better that he say to you,"Come up here," Than that you should be put lower in the presence of the prince,Whom your eyes have seen.
26Luke 14Taking the higher seatTaking the lower seat11 For everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, and he who humbles himself will be exalted."Satisfiedwith the seat chosenfor meBeing modest= HumilityCompeting, wanting recognitionSelf-importance= PRIDEExtolled & fosteredby GodExtolled by the world
28How God looks at pride & humility The fear of the Lord is to hate evil; pride and arrogance and the evil way, and the perverted mouth I hate. Proverbs 8:13Everyone who is proud in heart is an abomination to the Lord. Proverbs 16:5Pride goes before destruction and a haughty spirit before stumbling.Proverbs 16:18
29HUMILITY ……When pride comes, then comes dishonour; but with the humble is wisdom.Proverbs 11:2A man’s pride will bring him low,but a humble spirit will obtain honour.Proverbs 29:23..and all of you clothe yourself with humilitytoward one another, for God is opposed to the proud, but gives grace to the humble.Humble yourselves, therefore, under the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt you at the proper time. 1Peter 5:5-6
31Philippians 2:3-43Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit, but in humility consider others better than yourselves.4Each of you should look not only to your own interests, but also to the interests of others.
32God hates pride, resists the proud Pride is a sinGod gives grace to the humbleHumility an absolute necessityEverything comes from GodJesus our blueprint for humility
33How to humble yourselfRoutinely confess your sin to God. (Luke 18:9-14)Acknowledge your sin to others. (James 3:2, James 5:16)Take wrong patiently. (1 Peter 3:8-17)Actively submit to authority…the good and the bad! (1 Peter 2:18)Receive correction and feedback from others graciously. (Prov 10:17, 12:1)Accept a lowly place. (Prov 25:6,7)Purposely associate with people of lower state than you. (Luke 7:36-39)Choose to serve others. (Phil 1:1, 2 Cor 4:5, Matt 23:11)Be quick to forgive. (Matt 18: 21-35)Cultivate a grateful heart. (1 Thess 5:18)Purpose to speak well of others. (Eph 4:31-32)Treat pride as a condition that always necessitates embracing the cross. (Luke 9:23)Alfred Ellis offered twelve ways to humility, which I can no longer find on the web.
34THE END Pride goes before disaster, and a haughty spirit before a fall.(Proverbs 16:18)Alfred Ellis offered twelve ways to humility, which I can no longer find on the web.