Manifestations Of Pride: Wisdom From The Bible

The holy bible is a godly book that every leader or non-leader should read regardless of whether they work for a secular or non-secular organization.

In this short article I will share with you 25 ways people display pride in their lives. Pride is a cancer that brings much suffering to the prideful as well as their victims.

Remember: “The wages of sin is death” (Romans 6:23). Pride is a sin. Perhaps the worse sin of all.

Here we go.

  1. Talking too much (Proverbs 10:19).
  2. Being deceitful by covering up sins, faults, and mistakes (Proverbs 11:2).
  3. Not having close relationships (Hebrews 10:24-25).
  4. Being devastated or angered by criticism (Proverbs 13:1).
  5. Lack of admitting when they are wrong (Proverbs 10:17).
  6. Talking too much about themselves (Galatians 6:3).
  7. Being unteachable (John 9:13-34).
  8. Being sarcastic, hurtful or degrading (Proverbs 12:18).
  9. A lack of gratitude (2 Chronicles 32:24-25).
  10. Displays of anger (Matthew 5:21-26).
  11. Having an inflated view of their importance (1 Corinthians 4:7).
  12. Having an inflated view of their gifts and abilities (1 Corinthians 4:7).
  13. Attention grabbing (1 Corinthians 12:14-25).
  14. Perfectionism (Matthew 23:24-35).
  15. Being independent or trying to control others (Ephesians 5:21).
  16. Being consumed with what others think (Galatians 1:10).
  17. Lack of serving others (Colossians 5:13).
  18. Lack of compassion (Matthew 5:7).
  19. Never ask for forgiveness (Matthew 5:23-24).
  20. Lack of praying (Luke 18:10-14).
  21. Being disrespectful (1 Peter 2:13-17).
  22. Voicing preferences and opinions when not asked (Philippians 2:1-4).
  23. Being impatient… irritable (Colossians 3:12).
  24. Being jealous or envious (1 Corinthians 13:4).
  25. Using other people (Matthew 7-12).

We are to put aside pride and turn our eyes to God. Pride is destructive, self-centered and evil. Humility is constructive and godly. Flee from pride and love others. Thank you for reading.

Author: Dr. Luis Camillo Almeida

Communication Arts professor who has taught over a thousand students in his career. By empathizing with his students, he advises them to think with no box and motivates them to have a successful college life. Through his multifaceted approach to traditional and new medias, his students have the opportunity to become better communicators. Dr. A has helped hundreds of young adults to truly discover who they are, what makes them tick and where their passions lie, in order to achieve long term success in life. He is a very productive college professor who can be found on a variety of social media outlets, public and academic sources, and even on merchandise showcasing his photographic art. Technology complements but doesn’t define him. Colleges house him but can’t hold him.