Pride is one of the most destructive sins that a person can commit. It is the most subtle sin because it often goes undetected in our lives. When we think about pride, we usually think about someone who has an exaggerated view of themselves. However, pride can be much more subtle than that. Pride is an attitude of the heart that presumes self-sufficiency (Proverbs 11:2). That means you are saying to God, “I don’t need you.” If you have this type of ungodly pride in your life, then repent immediately and ask for God’s help (Isaiah 57:15).
Now let’s look at how to overcome pride biblically with these seven principles:
How To Overcome Pride Biblically
Pride Is Not A Virtue
Pride is not a virtue. It’s a sin.
Pride is an attitude that affects your actions and decisions, both good and bad. You can have pride in things you do well or in things that are morally wrong, like being proud of lying to someone or being proud of cheating on your spouse.
Pride can be used as a defense mechanism when you feel threatened by something or someone else; however, it usually leads to more problems than solutions because it makes us want to act out of control and take the easy way out instead of working through our problems with patience and humility.
Pride Is An Attitude Of The Heart
Pride is a sin. It is mentioned in the Bible more than any other sin, and it’s by far the most common sin people struggle with. Pride is also one of the most dangerous sins because it can hide itself well.
Pride takes many forms: pride in your possessions, pride in your abilities or achievements, pride in your accomplishments and achievements or even pride over what you have been through (like being abused). All of these are forms of idolatry. Pride causes us to place our trust or confidence on something other than God: whether we know it or not!
We all have areas where we struggle with pride; however we tend to be unaware that we do so because as humans we are naturally self-focused creatures who love congratulating ourselves for our achievements. We are used to hearing things like “Well done!” from others: parents when we were young children; teachers when at school; bosses when working full time jobs; friends when engaging socially with them etc., but rarely hear anything negative about ourselves from anyone else – unless they want something from us!
Pride Presumes Self-Sufficiency
Pride is a sin because it presumes self-sufficiency, arrogance and rebellion against God.
Self-sufficiency is having the attitude that you don’t need help from others to accomplish whatever you are trying to do. This attitude can be seen in many ways: the person who thinks they can do everything themselves, even if they don’t know how; the person who does not ask for help when needed; or someone who thinks that their ability is greater than others’ abilities and therefore doesn’t need them (even if such an individual may be wrong). Prideful people are often convinced that they are capable of doing things on their own without any assistance from anyone else; this leads them into self-sufficiency thinking. Other people will approach these proud individuals with good advice or offers of assistance but will often be turned away quickly by prideful people because they feel that no one knows what they know or what their strengths are better than themselves! Such persons do not realize how much knowledge there is out there waiting for them among God’s people (1 Corinthians 1:26). They fail to take advantage of God’s wisdom given us through His Word—and thus miss opportunities for growth as Christians!
God’s View On Arrogance And Pride
God’s view on arrogance and pride is clear. He hates it. In fact, God is opposed to pride (Proverbs 8:13). As a matter of fact, the Bible says that “God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble” (James 4:6).
The Bible also says that God is an enemy of pride (Proverbs 6:16-17, Job 7:21). It teaches us that we should not be boastful or self-important because this will lead us away from God and His teachings. The Bible teaches us about humility instead, which is being modest about our accomplishments and abilities (1 Corinthians 1:26). Humility means giving credit where credit is due without bragging or boasting about how good you are at something; it means recognizing your limitations as well as abilities; it means being open minded in your approach towards life; and most importantly it means being willing to serve others despite having less knowledge than many other people around you or even doing things better than some others who may think themselves superior in certain areas of life like academics or athletics for example.[
Do You Have A Godly Or Ungodly Pride?
The first step in overcoming pride is to figure out whether or not you are motivated by godly or ungodly pride. Godly pride is a good thing: it drives us to be the best we can be, and motivates us to excel in our lives. Ungodly pride, on the other hand, can lead us astray into sin if left unchecked.
Be Humble And Submissive To God
You can overcome pride by being humble and submissive to God. Humility is a fruit of the Spirit, and it means being teachable (1 Corinthians 12:31).
When you’re humble, you don’t need to be right all the time or give your opinion on everything that’s going on around you. You don’t have to always be in charge and make sure everyone knows how smart or important you are. As a result, people see that they can trust you because they know that if there’s something they don’t understand or aren’t sure about, they can ask for help from someone who knows more than them—and that person will gladly share his knowledge with them!
Submit Your Life To Jesus Christ
The first step in overcoming pride is to submit your life to Jesus Christ. The Bible says that “God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble” (James 4:6). What this means is that God will not accept your sin if you are proud of it. If you are a Christian, submit yourself completely and humbly to God in everything that you do.
Jesus Christ was an example of humility in his human form on Earth. He lived as a man and died for our sins so that we may live with Him again one day in heaven. In His death on the cross, Jesus demonstrated submission by allowing Himself to be nailed down by wicked men without fighting back or retaliating against them for their deeds toward Him – even though He could have destroyed them all with a word from His mouth! In His resurrection from death three days later, Jesus demonstrated sacrifice by rising up from death with no assistance from anyone else – even though there were many who wanted desperately for him not only survive but also defeat his enemies! In His life here on earth before dying on the cross, Jesus demonstrated obedience when he went about doing good things such as healing people who needed help instead of ignoring them because they weren’t important enough; teaching others about loving one another rather than hating each other; helping others learn how they could become better people through action rather than just words alone; giving money away freely instead saving it all up like Scrooge McDuck did after discovering gold coins under his house during Christmas time.”
God’s way is the only way to overcome pride because He is the source of all humility.
In Psalm 18:35, David says, “I will not be afraid of ten thousands of people who have set themselves against me all around.” How did he overcome his fear? He didn’t try to out-think the situation (which would have been impossible). He didn’t try to out-work the problem (which would have been futile). Instead, he relied on God’s grace by calling on His name!
We need to learn from David and respond like him when we are faced with opposition or adversity in life—we need to call upon Him for help! The good news is that God has provided us with all we could ever need for victory over our prideful enemies. Just as there are three paths through which God can supply our needs—grace, love and truth—there are also three biblical promises that can provide us with everything we need for victory over any situation in life:
- Be clothed with humility (James 4:6)
- Be clothed with self-control (1 Peter 5:5)
- Be clothed with wisdom from above (James 3:17
Our pride can lead to all types of sin but the good news is that our God is a God of hope. He will remove our pride if we allow Him to work in our lives. In order for that to happen we must have faith and believe in His word. The Bible says if we confess with our mouths that Jesus Christ is Lord, then believe it in your heart, you will be saved (Romans 10:9). If you want more information about how to overcome other sins such as envy or greed just contact us today! We’ll help you find the answers you’re looking for so don’t wait any longer…do something now!