How To Get Rid Of Pride Biblically

The Bible tells us to be humble and that God resists the proud and gives grace to the humble (1 Peter 5:5). We must get rid of pride before we can move forward in our walk with God!

How To Get Rid Of Pride Biblically

5 Biblical Steps To Be Rid Of Pride

  • Identify your pride.
  • Take a good look at yourself.
  • Be humble and stop judging others.
  • Be thankful always.

5 Biblical Steps To Be Rid Of Pride:

  • Identify your pride. Ask yourself, “Am I proud of something? What is it?” In what areas do you feel proud? What do you need to do to get rid of that pride? Pray and ask God for help in identifying your areas of pride, and ask Him to help you humble yourself before Him in those areas as well as any others He shows you where He might want more humility from you!

1. Identify pride in your life.

  • Identify pride in your life.
  • Ask yourself the following questions: Are you living for self-glorification? Do you measure everything in your life by how others see you? Do people say nice things to and about you, or do they speak out against what God has called them to do? Are you trying to upstage other people, or look better than them? Is there anything that would make someone else look good but not yourself (if a friend did something great, would that make you jealous)?
  • The Bible says “Pride goes before destruction and a haughty spirit before stumbling” (Proverbs 16:18), so if we have pride it can lead us down the wrong path.

2. Take a good look at yourself.

Pride is the opposite of humility. It is self-centeredness, while humility is recognizing that you are not better than anyone else. Prideful people think highly of their own abilities and achievements and believe they deserve respect because of them; this means they would rather be right than wrong and will do anything to prove their point, even if it means hurting others or losing friends in the process. This can lead to arrogance, which is an attitude of superiority over others based on one’s achievements or rank; often prideful people have a high opinion of themselves but little regard for others’ needs or feelings (Pride goes before destruction).

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A person who has pride may also be described as “proud”, “stuck up”, “full of themselves” or having an attitude problem.

If you think about it, pride doesn’t really sound like something you want – how does someone become proud? Well… pride usually begins with comparing yourself with someone else! Pride comes from two main sources: self love (loving ourselves) and comparison (thinking we’re better than everyone else). We start comparing ourselves to others when we begin identifying our strengths/weaknesses in terms of things such as intelligence, appearance etc., instead of focusing on our similarities as human beings created by God.”

3. Be humble and stop judging others!

The Bible is pretty clear about pride, but it also gives us some instructions on how to avoid this sin. Be humble and stop judging others!

In 1 Peter 5:5-6 we are told: “Be clothed with humility, for ‘God resists the proud,’ but gives grace [unmerited favor] to the humble.” The word “resist” in this verse means to “oppose” or “stand against.” So if you struggle with pride as I do, then take heart! God is on your side and will give grace to those who are humble before Him and others around them.

But what does it mean to be humble? It doesn’t mean that you have low self-esteem; rather it means that you have selfless love for others (1 Corinthians 13:4-7). Humility means putting the needs of others before your own needs just as Jesus did when He died on the cross for our sins (Philippians 2:5-11).

To be truly humble we must avoid judging others (Matthew 7:1–3), stop comparing ourselves with people who don’t know Jesus Christ (Romans 12:3–16), realize that there’s nothing wrong with having a few flaws now and then (James 4:10), stop following fads or trends because they’re popular at any given moment without first checking what God says about them (Romans 6:1–2), seek out wisdom from wise people instead of listening only those who agree with us all the time(Proverbs 1:5-7)

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4. Be thankful always.

Being thankful is different from being grateful. Being thankful means to give thanks for something that has already happened, whereas being grateful means to be appreciative of what you have, even if it’s not all that great.

For example: “I’m so thankful for my husband because he always does the dishes.” vs “I’m so grateful my husband does the dishes and does his best not to leave them in the sink for me.”

Practice gratitude by keeping a journal of things you are thankful for each day and then reading through it once a week (or as often as you like). This is an excellent way to focus your thoughts on positive aspects in your life rather than negative ones!

You may be thinking that this takes too much time out of your busy schedule; however, don’t forget how much time people spend watching television or surfing social media! You can do this during another activity such as cleaning up after dinner or driving home from work

5. Don’t be a hypocrite!

Pride is a problem for many, but it’s particularly problematic for Christians. After all, pride is one of the seven deadly sins and we should avoid it at all costs. Pride means thinking more highly of yourself than you ought to think. Scripture tells us that no one can be truly good without God (Romans 3:10-12). If we think too highly of ourselves because we’re doing good deeds or performing well at our jobs, then we’re not recognizing how far short we fall from true goodness in God’s eyes. The way to combat this kind of pride is by understanding that everything good comes from God alone—and if something good does come from us as Christians, it’s by His grace working through us and not by anything inherently within ourselves.

We shouldn’t care about getting credit for our accomplishments or being known as someone who always gets things right; what matters most is serving others with humility while acknowledging that they have value in themselves apart from any help they may get from us as Christians!

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The Bible tells us to be humble and that God resists the proud and gives grace to the humble (1 Peter 5:5). We must get rid of pride before we can move forward in our walk with God!

Pride is one of the most destructive things that can happen to a Christian. It leads us to think we are better than others and therefore, makes us lose sight of the fact that we need God. Pride will not only keep you from growing in your walk with God but it will also hinder others from doing so as well.

So how do we get rid of pride?

Being humble means we should be thankful for what God has given us. When we take time out of each day to thank Him and recognize His provision, it helps us focus on what really matters, which is our relationship with Him! We are called by God to be humble and if He has blessed us with something or someone, then He wants us to acknowledge His handiwork so that we can give thanks for all His goodness!


Getting rid of pride is not an easy task. It takes time and practice, but it can be done! We must first identify pride in our lives so that we can take steps towards eliminating it from our hearts. Then, we must take a good look at ourselves and realize how much better off we would be if only there were no ego involved. Lastly, be humble! Don’t judge others for their mistakes or shortcomings because we all have something to learn from one another; thank God always for what He has given us in life; stop acting like everything is okay when really it isn’t.



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