How to Avoid Pride (Christianity)

... the LORD disciplines those he loves, as a father corrects the son in whom he delights.(Proverbs 3:12) [1]

Have you thought about: One cannot see God, but he sees us. But, do you ever desire to move away from the Lord's "all seeing eye." Where can you go to be proud, away from His omnipresence, His concern and His law of love?


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    Be confident: "Good Pride" is clean, pure, seeking education and betterment for sharing it -- not neglectful, but prudent, not self-seeking, to shirk duty nor "con" people, not corrupt... According to the Bible outward circumstances will not separate you from perfect love; so that while in the path of everyday life, family and other duty, be satisfied and happy in many kinds of situations, by the exercise of your faith, hope, effort to improve for common good with prayer and supplying needs of God's lesser/little ones.
    • Yours is "pure Christianity by your:

      ~ a ~ "Caring for orphans and widows in their times of trouble..." and

      ~ b ~ "Refusing to let the world corrupt you." (James 1:27), in their need (to assist them as well as you might) and not taking their home, means or goods... but joyously enlarging their hopes and nurturing them!
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    Beware of pride: while restraining self-centered sensual living; for, "Pride goes before destruction and a haughty spirit before a fall." Is it really so destructive? Is pride related to greed, hate, defensiveness, jealousy and envy, yes... Well, stressing to be envied or to set flames of jealousy will hurt you, the most...
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    Access the promise of support, and comfort in the Holy Spirit: the presence of your Almighty Friend through His love, forgiveness -- and His ultimate judgment. In the most distant corners of Earth, in Heaven, or in Hell, you can rest in peace in God's piercing view -- in grace and His plan with its infinite hope and perfect charity...
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    Be humble, in the flawless power of His grace: "Be humble even as I am humble;" Jesus said -- (recall that Jesus drove the merchants from God's house...). Do you know, "You are the temple of God" -- God wants to abide their, and as God's Son Jesus is the champion of Love (recall that "God is Love") in the flesh.
    • "When you think that you stand: Beware that you may fall." for instance:

      ~ Not giving others credit and opportunity allow small success but severely limits your own leadership and growth -- lacking qualities of accepting others contributions with thankfulness.
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    Prepare to reign with Christ, but not in your own right: His saints shall reign with him.
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    Surrender all, comparing your best to Him, realizing that every ordinary thing gets old and cracks-up: The Bible says you will receive a crown of life -- and that in Heaven you shall wear a crown, but that you will lay it down at God's throne as mark of surrender.
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    Be a good winner in weakness. Winning through grace is a very humbling experience, if you realize that only God gives you this kind of victory over the world.
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    Fret not about tomorrow. Jesus Christ has overcome the world. The cares and fun of this world have no way to overcome the "law of sin and death." Should you lose your life, the grave cannot separate you from the promises of the Savior to raise you in a new body.
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    Read about: "I praise God because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well." (Psalm 139:14) [2]
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    Study the Bible and see that you are a child of the King and being one of God's children you are an heir:

    "We are God’s children: Now if we are His children, then we are heirs—heirs of God and joint heirs with Christ—if indeed we share in his sufferings, in order that we may also share in his glory. (Romans 8:17)[3]
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    Understand what Jesus said:

    "I no longer call you children, but I call you brothers."


  • You will overcome: "...everyone born of God overcomes the world. And this is the victory that has overcome the world—our faith.
    • Who is this that overcomes the world? Only he who has faith that Jesus is the Son of God." (1 John 5:5)[4]


  • Do not get re-entangled in the old life: "If they have escaped the corruption of the world through the knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, they are again entangled in [corruption] and overcome, the last state of being has become worse for them that the first..." [5]

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