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posted Nov 18, 2013, 6:15 PM by Beautiful Zion

Pride goes before destruction and a haughty spirit before a fall.  We take pride in a lot of different areas of our lives, work, family, schools, achievements, and different social groups.  When pride becomes obsessive, then destruction is not far away and a haughty spirit the superior, condescending spirit leads to our down fall.  Pride is easy to recognize in others than in ones self.   A person who is filled with pride is arrogant, self-important, big-headed, boastful, and cocky. 

The pride in Scripture is usually used in a negative content.  Pride is a destructive sin that eats from the inside out robbing God of His glory.  Pride cannot submit its will or control to others, it defies God and exalts itself.  Pride never likes being wrong or told what to do. Pride will defend against anything that makes it look bad or weak.  Pride in men is a stronghold that if not careful will escort a lot of men to eternal damnation.  Men are too proud to cry when they hurt, too proud to ask for help in a time of need, too proud to ask for directions when they are lost, and too proud to give God praise because we feel it is for the women.  Brothers, we need to get over ourselves and let God have His way in our life.  Better to be of a humble spirit with the lowly than to divide the spoil with the proud.  Do not get to the point where we believe no one can bring us down, I will bring you down says the Lord.