2 When pride comes, then comes disgrace, but with humility comes wisdom.

God sure has something against pride. Throughout the Bible, God passes severe judgement on the proud. Look at some of the scriptures that speak of pride.

  • “The LORD tears down the house of the proud” Prov. 15:25
  • “The LORD detests all the proud of heart. Be sure of this: They will not go unpunished.” Prov.16:5
  • “Pride goes before destruction, a haughty spirit before a fall.” Prov. 16:18
  • “God opposes the proud but shows favor to the humble.” Jam. 4:6

Why is pride so bad? Pride, according to Merriam-Webster, is an inordinate self-esteem, justifiable self-respect, delight or elation arising from some act, possession, or relationship. Pride says, “Look at what I’ve done, who I am, what I have!” Pride is all about me, myself, and I. When I attribute my successes to my own hard word, effort, skill, smarts, strength, or other characteristic that I possess, then there is no need for help from others. Those who don’t succeed as I have are less than myself and I look down on them in with disdain. If I am not careful, pretty soon getting to heaven becomes just another task that I can accomplish in my own strength.

“In his pride the wicked man does not seek him; in all his thoughts there is no room for God.” Ps. 10:4.

Pride clouds my judgement and n my pride I forget the One that has given me all that I have. “Every good and perfect gift is from above” Jam. 1:17 and “He himself gives everyone life and breath and everything else.” Acts 17:25. Everything I have, including my life, is a gift from God. Anything good in me is a gift from God. But pride takes those gifts and makes them a possession, something that somehow I obtained.

“When I fed them, they were satisfied; when they were satisfied, they became proud; then they forgot me.” Hos. 13:6.

There is no room for pride our lives because with pride, there is no room for God in our lives.