What Does God Say About Pride?
Is Pride a Sin?
Welcome to this Pride Bible Study. Pride is portrayed as a necklace, a crown and fruit in the Bible. The Bible also says it persecutes, testifies, deceives, and brings low. It is often seen as the first sin. It is the sin which caused the Devil to fall from his privileged position as an angel of light. The devil then used the same sin to tempt Adam and Eve away from their fellowship with Almighty God. Satan still tempts us today with the sin of pride.
In his epic poem The Divine Comedy, Dante lists this sin along
with six other “deadly” sins --lust, gluttony, greed, sloth, wrath, and
envy. The great Christian writer C.S. Lewis wrote of this sin in his
classic Mere Christianity. The title of the work is The Great Sin.
He points out that it tempts us all and yet we despise it in all
others. He went on to state that pride cannot exist without competition
because pride is essentially competitive.
"There is one vice of
which no man in the world is free; which every one in the world loathes
when he sees it in someone else; and of which hardly any people, except
Christians, ever imagine they are guilty themselves."
C.S. Lewis on the sin of pride in his work "Mere Christianity"
This pride Bible study teaches us that there are many sources for man's pride. Listed below are a just a few:
There is a single condensed Bible study on pride you may access below. There is also a more comprehensive, four part pride Bible study below that answers the questions:
These Bible studies are suitable for individual daily study or weekly group reviews. A study of pride from a biblical perspective presents you with a tremendous opportunity for thoughtful reflection and spiritual growth.
Small group study provides you an opportunity to share what you learned, but you can gain powerful insights from others. After all, The Holy Spirit works in all believers and you can learn a lot from other believers (and vice versa). Discussing and sharing your insights with others is a rewarding and fun way to study the Bible. This study also provides a great format to learn biblical truths we can apply in our daily lives. The idea is to share insights, explore what the Bible says together, and benefit from group discussion of biblical principles.
This website does not have all the answers and nobody expects you to
have them either. However, we can learn from each other and learn more
about pride and what God says about it together.
Our purpose is to learn from God's answer book - The Bible. Our rewards are eternal and our lessons can be applied in our everyday lives. Why not start today? Click Here for A Condensed Pride Bible Study
Choose Below Which of the Four Lessons
You Will Study
What is Pride?
This is the first of four pride Bible study lessons. In this lesson we
study what pride is as defined by God and referenced in the Bible. By
the way, this should be something we all study because it applies to all
What Does God Say About Pride? This is the second lesson of four Bible study lessons on Pride. In the first lesson we sought to understand how God defines pride. In this lesson we learn what God tells us about pride by studying the Bible. There is a lot of information about pride in the Bible, and this study culminates with a very specific understanding of pride as God sees it. How is pride a sin? Take this course to find out.
What Are the Consequences of Pride? This is the third lesson of four Bible study lessons on Pride. Is pride a big deal for us? What are the consequences of pride? How did pride affect people in the Bible? Does the pride of our ancestors affect us still today? This lesson studies some remarkable events and lives affected by pride including yours - take this lesson to learn why and how we are all affected by pride.
What Can We Do About Our Pride? This is the fourth and last lesson on pride. The pride in our lives is there - we all have pride. However, God provides the perfect antidote. Take this lesson to learn how you can overcome pride in your life.
For I am not ashamed of this Good News about Christ. It is the power of God at work, saving everyone who believes—the Jew first and also the Gentile. Romans 1:16 NLT