PRIDE: The Greatest Sin

May 19, 2024   /   Wellspring Church

Defeating Unholy Spirits

PRIDE: The Greatest Sin

 

Proverbs 16:5 

(5) Everyone proud in heart is an abomination to the Lord;

 

Proverbs 16:5 NIV

(5) The Lord detests all the proud of heart.

 

ABOMINATION MEANS:
1. : Something regarded with disgust or hatred
2. : Extreme disgust and hatred : Loathing.

DETEST MEANS:
1. : To feel intense and often violent
opposition toward something or someone.

 

Proverbs 6:16-18

(16) These six things the Lord hates, Yes, seven are an abomination to Him: (17) A proud look, A lying tongue, Hands that shed innocent blood, (18) A heart that devises wicked plans, Feet that are swift in running to evil, (19) A false witness who speaks lies, And one who sows discord among brethren

 

PRIDE is the first characteristic of satan.

 

PRIDE MEANS:
1: Pride is to become overly confident in one’s
ability, greatness, or worth.

PRIDE IN HEBREW:
Strongs Number: 7312
Pride in Hebrew:  רוּם
The Translation Is: RŪM
Phonic Spelling: (ROOM)

PRIDE IN HEBREW MEANS:
(1)Haughtiness (2) Haughty (3) Height (4) Loftiness (5) Self-Exaltation

 

Pride is the most difficult form of idolatry to discern in ourselves because the idol is ourself.

 

Matthew 6:24

(24) No one can serve two masters;

 

James 4:6

(6) God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble.

 

OPPOSES IS TRANSLATED:
(1) The point of a spear
(2) To be on the opposite side of a spear

 

Isaiah 14:12

(2) How you have fallen from heaven, You star of the morning, son of the dawn! You have been cut down to the earth, You who defeated the nations!

 

Proverbs 16:18

Pride goes before destruction, and a haughty spirit before a fall.

 

When we are PROUD…
(1) We become dishonest by covering up sins, faults, and mistakes.

 

Proverbs 16:18

When pride comes, then comes disgrace, but with the humble is wisdom.

 

Proverbs 28:13

Whoever conceals his transgressions will not prosper, but he who confesses and forsakes them will obtain mercy.

 

James 5:16

Therefore, confess your sins to one another and pray for one another, that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person has great power as it is working.

 

When we confess our faults, it is evidence that we are walking in humility.

 

When we are PROUD…
(1) We become dishonest by covering up sins, faults, and mistakes.
(2) We stay away from close relationships.

 

Proverbs 18:1-2

A man who isolates himself seeks his own desire; He rages against all wise judgment. A fool has no delight in understanding, But in expressing his own heart.

 

Hebrews 10:24-25

And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near.

 

When we are PROUD…
(1) We become dishonest by covering up sins, faults, and mistakes.
(2) We stay away from close relationships.
(3) We have a hard time admitting that we are wrong.

 

Proverbs 10:17

People who accept discipline are on the pathway to life, but those who ignore correction will go astray.

 

When we are PROUD…
(1) We become dishonest by covering up sins, faults, and mistakes.
(2) We stay away from close relationships.
(3) We have a hard time admitting that we are wrong.
(4) We tend to talk too much.

 

Proverbs 10:17

When there are many words, transgression and offense are unavoidable, But he who controls his lips and keeps thoughtful silence is wise.

 

You can’t be right by doing wrong; You can’t be wrong by doing right. – Thomas S. Monson

 

When we are PROUD…
(1) We become dishonest by covering up sins, faults, and mistakes.
(2) We stay away from close relationships.
(3) We have a hard time admitting that we are wrong.
(4) We tend to talk too much.
(5) We talk a lot about ourselves.

 

Proverbs 27:1

Don’t brag about tomorrow, since you don’t know what the day will bring. Let someone else praise you, not your own mouth— a stranger, not your own lips.

 

Galatians 6:3

For if anyone thinks he is something, when he is nothing, he deceives himself.

 

When we are PROUD…
(1) We become dishonest by covering up sins, faults, and mistakes.
(2) We stay away from close relationships.
(3) We have a hard time admitting that we are wrong.
(4) We tend to talk too much.
(5) We talk a lot about ourselves.
(6) We are easily devastated or angered by correction or criticism.

 

Proverbs 13:1

A wise son heeds his father’s instruction, but a mocker does not respond to rebukes.

 

Even a broken clock is right once a day.

 

When we are PROUD…
(1) We become dishonest by covering up sins, faults, and mistakes.
(2) We stay away from close relationships.
(3) We have a hard time admitting that we are wrong.
(4) We tend to talk too much.
(5) We talk a lot about ourselves.
(6) We are easily devastated or angered by correction or criticism.
(7) We are un-teachable.

 

Proverbs 19:20

Listen to advice and accept instruction, that you may gain wisdom in the future.

 

James 3:17

But the wisdom from above is first of all pure. It is also peace loving, gentle at all times, and willing to yield to others. It is full of mercy and the fruit of good deeds. It shows no favoritism and is always sincere.

 

Pride plateaus in learning, but a teachable heart continues to scale the mountain of truth. – Boyd Bailey

 

When we are PROUD…
(1) We become dishonest by covering up sins, faults, and mistakes.
(2) We stay away from close relationships.
(3) We have a hard time admitting that we are wrong.
(4) We tend to talk too much.
(5) We talk a lot about ourselves.
(6) We are easily devastated or angered by correction or criticism.
(7) We are un-teachable.
(8) We are sarcastic, hurtful, or degrading.

 

Proverbs 12:18

Some people make cutting remarks, but the words of the wise bring healing.

 

Luke 6:45

(45) A good person produces good things from the treasury of a good heart, and an evil person produces evil things from the treasury of an evil heart. What you say flows from what is in your heart.

 

When we are PROUD…
(1) We become dishonest by covering up sins, faults, and mistakes.
(2) We stay away from close relationships.
(3) We have a hard time admitting that we are wrong.
(4) We tend to talk too much.
(5) We talk a lot about ourselves.
(6) We are easily devastated or angered by correction or criticism.
(7) We are un-teachable.
(8) We are sarcastic, hurtful, or degrading.
(9) We become defensive and we blame-shift.

Proverbs 28:13

(13) One who conceals his wrongdoings will not prosper, But one who confesses and abandons them will find compassion.

 

Genesis 3:12

(12) The man replied, “It was the woman you gave me who gave me the fruit, and I ate it.”

 

James 1:13-14

(13) And remember, when you are being tempted, do not say, “God is tempting me.” God is never tempted to do wrong, and he never tempts anyone else. (14) Temptation comes from our own desires, which entice us and drag us away.

 

With PRIDE
We are at risk losing everything.

With Humility
The only thing we are at risk at losing is PRIDE.

 

Romans 8:13

(13) For if you are living in accord with the flesh, you are going to die; but if by the Spirit you are putting to death the deeds of the body, you will live.

 

Luke 6:38

(38) Give, and it will be given to you. Good measure, pressed down, shaken together, running over, will be put into your lap. For with the measure you use it will be measured back to you.

 

Matthew 20:16

(16) So the last will be first, and the first last.

 

James 4:10

Humble yourselves before the Lord, and he will lift you up in honor.

 

 

 

 

 

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