YOU CAN NEVER HIDE PRIDE

2018 – SATURDAY 24 NOVEMBER

YOU CAN NEVER HIDE PRIDE

James 4:6
God resists the proud,
But gives grace to the humble.

1. TEARS OF REMORSE DON’T HIDE PRIDE
Tears of repentance come from humility.
Tears of remorse reveal that your pride has been hurt.

2. HARD TIMES DON’T HIDE PRIDE
Pride always blames others in hard times.
Pride always makes itself the victim.

3. PRIDE ALWAYS SEEKS TO HOLD ONTO POSITION
Pride is more concerned about position and prominence than about working through deep issues with people.

4. PRIDE TRIES TO HIDE BEHIND A GOOD STORY
Humility seeks to be transparent.
Pride seeks to control the dialogue and prepares the story well.

5. PRIDE WANTS TO HIDE BEHIND NAME DROPPING
Dropping names of people who support your stance – does not justify the outcomes that pride produces.

6. PRIDE HIDES BEHIND SCRIPTURE
The Bible is powerful at revealing pride. Watch a proud person ignore strong Bible commands about life and godliness – and use selected scripture to justify an ungodly decision.
Pride ignores scriptures that command dying to self and swearing to your own hurt.
Contraventions of scripture always have their roots in pride.

7. PRIDE HIDES BEHIND SUCCESS
Never let the gifts of a proud person convince you of God’s blessing.
God will overlook any flaw and failure – but if pride is present – God will resist it and bring it down.

Humble yourself under the mighty hand of God – and in due time He will exalt you.

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