Posts Tagged ‘vice’

Pride – the utmost evil? Exaggeration? What is the nature of pride? How does pride inflame many other vices? How about a quick test on how much pride you have?

Proverbs 6:16 – There are six things that the Lord hates,seven that are an abomination to him: a proud look, a lying tongue and hands that shed innocent blood, a heart that devises wicked plans, feet that make haste to run to evil, a false witness who breathes out lies and one who sows discord among brothers.
Proverbs 16:5The LORD detests all the proud of heart. Be sure of this: They will not go unpunished.
Proverbs 11:2 – When pride comes, then comes disgrace, but with humility comes wisdom.
Psalm 10:4 – In his pride the wicked does not seek Him; in all his thoughts there is no room for God.
Job 40:11 – Unleash the fury of your wrath, look at every proud man and bring him low.
Deuteronomy 8:14 – Your heart will become proud and you will forget the LORD your God.
2 Chronicles 26:16 – His pride led to his downfall. He was unfaithful to the LORD his God.
Psalm 59:12 – For the sins of their mouths, for the words of their lips, let them be caught in their pride.
Proverbs 13:10 – Pride only breeds quarrels, but wisdom is found in those who take advice.
Proverbs 16:18 – Pride goes before destruction, a haughty spirit before a fall.
Proverbs 29:23 – A man’s pride brings him low, but a man of lowly spirit gains honour.
Ecclesiastes 7:8 – The end of a matter is better than its beginning, and patience is better than pride.
Isaiah 2:11 – The eyes of the arrogant man will be humbled and the pride of men brought low; the LORD alone will be exalted in that day.
Isaiah 13:11 – I will punish the world for its evil, the wicked for their sins. I will put an end to the arrogance of the haughty and will humble the pride of the ruthless.
Isaiah 23:9 – The LORD Almighty planned it, to bring low the pride of all glory and to humble all who are renowned on the earth.
Daniel 5:20 – But when his heart became arrogant and hardened with pride, he was deposed from his royal throne and stripped of his glory.
Psalm 138:6 – Though the LORD is on high, he looks upon the lowly, but the proud he knows from afar.
Proverbs 16:19 – Better to be lowly in spirit and among the oppressed than to share plunder with the proud.
Proverbs 18:12 – Before his downfall a man’s heart is proud, but humility comes before honor.
Isaiah 2:12 – The LORD Almighty has a day in store for all the proud and lofty, for all that is exalted (and they will be humbled).

The audio is an extract taken from “Mere Christianity”, probably the most famous book by C.S. Lewis.