Pride – James 4
Pride is known as one of the seven deadly sins of the Bible.
Pride affects our relationships with others and our relationship with the Lord.
Pride causes inner conflict within ourselves.Proverbs 11:2 reads – When pride comes, then comes disgrace; but with humility comes wisdom.
Proverbs 13:10 reads – Pride only breeds quarrels, but wisdom is found in those who take advice.
Proverbs 16:18 reads – Pride goes before destruction, a haughty spirit before a fall.
Pride creates conflict with others, sometimes even within our church families. James 4:1 reads – What causes fights and quarrels among you? Don’t they come from your desires that battle within you?
Pride creates conflict within ourselves. James 4:2-3
reads – You want something but do not get it. You kill and covet but you cannot have what you want. You quarrel and fight. You do not have because you do not ask God. When you do ask, you do not receive because you ask with wrong motives, that you may spend what you get on your own