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Manifestations of Pride

   Posted by: jmueller    in Accountability

Excerpted and adapted from “The Exemplary Husband” by Dr. Stuart Scott

  1. Complaining against or passing judgement on God (Numbers 14:1-4, 9, 11; Romans 9:20).  Being critical, judgmental.
  2. A lack of gratitude (2 Chronicles 32:25).
  3. Anger (Proverbs 28:25; Matthew 20:1-16).
  4. Seeing yourself as better than others (Luke 7:36-50).
  5. Having an inflated view of your importance, gifts and abilities (Acts 12:21-23).
  6. Being focused on the lack of your gifts and abilities (1 Corinthians 12:14-25).
  7. Perfectionism (Matthew 23:24-28).
  8. Talking too much (Proverbs 10:19).
  9. Talking too much about yourself (Proverbs 27:2; Galatians 6:3).
  10. Seeking independence or control (1 Corinthians 1:10-13; Ephesians 5:21).
  11. Being consumed with what others think (Galatians 1:10).
  12. Being devastated or angered by criticism (Proverbs 13:1).
  13. Being unteachable (Proverbs 19:20; John 9:13-34).
  14. Being sarcastic, hurtful, degrading, talking down to them (Proverbs 12:18, 24).
  15. A lack of service (Galatians 5:13, Ephesians 2:10).
  16. A lack of compassion (Matthew 5:7, 18:23-35).
  17. Being defensive or blame-shifting (Genesis 3:12-13; Proverbs 12:1).
  18. A lack of admitting when you are wrong (Proverbs 10:17).
  19. A lack of asking forgiveness (Matthew 5:23-24).
  20. A lack of biblical prayer (Luke 18:10-14).
  21. Resisting authority or being disrespectful (1 Peter 2:13-17).
  22. Voicing preferences or opinions when not asked (Philippians 2:1-4).
  23. Minimizing your own sin and shortcomings (Matthew 7:3-5).
  24. Maximizing others’ sin and shortcomings (Matthew 7:3-5; Luke 18:9-14).
  25. Being impatient or irritable with others (Ephesians 4:31-32).
  26. Being jealous or envious (1 Corinthians 13:4).
  27. Using others (Matthew 7:12; Philippians 2:3-4).
  28. Being deceitful by covering sins, faults, and mistakes (Proverbs 11:3, 28:13).
  29. Using attention-getting tactics (1 Peter 3:3-4).
  30. Not having close relationships (Proverbs 18:1-2; Hebrews 10:24-25).
  31. Unwilling to seek help when needing it or receiving help when offered.
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