“You should be proud.” We hear this phrase a lot. But should we really be proud and have pride? Do we realize how serious it is to have pride in our hearts? Pride isn’t a light matter and shouldn’t be taken lightly! In James chapter 4, verse 6, we see that God resists the proud, but gives grace to the humble.
Scriptures show us that this world is composed of “the lust of the flesh, and the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life“, which “is not of the Father, but is of the world.” 1 John 2:16
The fear of the Lord, on the other hand is:
The fear of the Lord is to hate evil: pride, and arrogancy, and the evil way, and the froward mouth, do I hate. Provers 8:13
When Adam and Eve disobeyed God and ate of the tree of knowledge of good and evil, they became like gods, knowing good and evil. Since then, everything and everyone in this world is driven by pride. But do we realize that pride is the spirit of the devil, that it is Death?! That pride has absolutely no place in God and that the proud will not inherit the Kingdom of Heaven?!
In the love of God, which is the only TRUE love, there is no pride!
Love (charity) does not envy, love vaunteth not itself, is not puffed up (is not proud). 1 Corinthians chapter 13
Yet a person continues to be proud… but what does a person have to be proud of?
All nations before Him are as nothing; and they are counted to him less than nothing, and vanity. Isaiah 40:17
Whatever you have or have achieved, is it really your doing? Who gave you the ability, the strength, the knowledge, or even the breath to do it!? Glory belongs ONLY and SOLELY to God and no person has anything to boast about!