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Pride – There are a number of reasons why we shouldn’t be prideful. This isn’t about a mild case of being proud of your children it is about people who think they are better than others. People who take a lot of pride in themselves are less likely to be humble and dependent upon their Father in heaven. God wants us to depend on him. How would you feel if your children didn’t need you? We honor God when we ask for his help. One of our primary reasons for existing is to glorify and honor God. Pride negatively affects our relationships as well. People don’t like to be around arrogant people. One of our purposes in being on earth is to minister to others. It pleases God to see us help people in need. It also pleases Him to see us lift someone else’s spirits through positive talk. It is difficult to bond with other people and minister to them if they are turned off by our prideful spirit. This is what the Bible has to say about pride: When pride comes, then comes disgrace, but with humility comes wisdom. (Proverbs 11:2)

Note: See also Philippians 2:3.

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