Manifestations of Pride Pt. 4

This is Part 4 of The Manifestations of Pride from the booklet From Pride to Humility by Stuart Scott. Check out Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3.

19. A lack of asking forgiveness.

Proud people rarely admit their sin or ask for forgiveness of others. They either cannot see their sin because they are blinded by their pride, or just can’t seem to humble themselves before someone else and ask for forgiveness (Matt 5:23-24).

20. A lack of biblical prayer.

Most proud people pray very little, if at all. Proud people who do pray usually center their prayers on themselves and their desires, rather than God and others (Luke 18:10-14)

21. Resisting authority or being disrespectful.

A proud person may detest being told what to do. We might say he or she has a submission problem. What they actually have, however, is a pride problem. It is simply displaying itself in a lack of submission (1 Peter 2:13-17).

22. Voicing preferences or opinions when not asked.

A proud person might not be able to keep his preferences or opinions to himself. He will offer it when it is not asked for. These preferences are usually voiced without consideration for others (Philippians 2:1-4)

23. Minimizing your own sin and shortcomings

Proud people typically believe that their sin is no big deal. They think they have a little sin and others have a great deal of it (Matt 7:3-5).

24. Maximizing others’ sin and shortcomings.

To the proud person, other people are the problem. They may magnify or bring attention to the sin of others by gossiping about the other’s sin (Matt 7:3-5; Luke 18:9-14)

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