A Proverb a Day Vol 7 Part 4

What Humility Takes Up, Pride Can Take Down

Sunday, May 23, 2021

I.A Proverb a Day – Humility vs. Pride Vol.7

A. What Humility Takes Up Pride Can Take Down

1. (Prov. 16:18-19; 29:23) Humility takes you high, pride brings you low.

a. Pride – independence from God; exalts one’s own opinion and ways over God’s.

b. Humility – dependence on God; exalts God’s opinion and ways over all others.

2. Pride is like bad-breath, everyone else knows you have it but you.  Pride check.

a. Pride loves to talk positively about themselves and critically of others.

b. Pride insist on being seen or noticed. Pride hates being overlooked. (Self-focused both ways)

c. Pride doesn’t show sincere interest in others, but only looks out for self.

d. Pride is not easily impressed.

e. Pride’s language is lies and exaggeration.

f. Pride is often and easily embarrassed.

g. Pride is angry, in strife and often offended.

h. Pride is very impatient and often irritated by others everywhere.

i. Pride lives for name dropping and name brands to impress others.

j. Pride is unreasonable and irrational.

k. Pride hates to serve or give, but loves being served and receiving.

l. Pride thinks that some people or some things are beneath them.

m. Pride hates admitting wrongs or sincerely saying “I’m sorry.”

n. Pride is argumentative and defensive.

o. Pride doesn’t like to follow instructions but must do things it’s way.

p. Pride hates to receive correction.

q. Pride hates submitting to others.

3. King Saul

a. (1 Sam. 9:20-22 NLT) humility brings promotion

b. (1 Sam. 13:1-4 AMP) pride doesn’t give credit where credit is due.

c. (1 Sam. 13:5-14 AMP) pride is impatient and doesn’t wait on God.

d. (1 Sam. 15:10-35 AMP) Saul’s pride strips him of the kingdom.

[Pastor Lee Stokes]

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