Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Thoughts to Chew On

I read the following in my Bible study this week. I thought it was a good thing to chew on and use in self examination.

Unquestionably, pride is one of the most prominent subjects addressed in Scripture. The Bible uses at least 17 different words (and countless derivatives) to describe this spiritual disease. However, no matter which term is used, there is almost always a connotation of height; something high, rising, exalted, or being lifted up. Thus a proud person has a high estimation of himself and lifts himself above those around him. This concept of self-exaltation forms the basis for our working definition of pride: Having an exaggerated sense of one's own importance and a selfish preoccupation with one's own rights. It is the attitude that says, "I am more important than you and, if need be, I will promote my cause and protect my rights at your expense."

1 comment:

Sharon said...

Yes, this is a subject that is a much needed reminder these days.