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Seven Deadly Sins: Pride
29 September, 2008, 12:27 am
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What constitutes a “proud” person? The negative sense points to a sinful individual who shifts ultimate confidence from God to self. In the Wisdom literature, “the proud” are distinct from “the righteous” and “the humble.”

Proverbs 16:18 

“Pride goes before destruction, a haughty spirit before a fall.”

Pride often cause us to refuse the right way in order to prevent embarassment and people’s disappointment in us from happening. For example, a simple “I’m sorry” will be difficult for a prideful person to mouth. If he says so, embarassment will flood in and his “entourage” who looks up to his “authority” will be disappointed in his apologetic action. However, this action of his towards the one who got offended will release emotional and spiritual burdens upon the both of them. Something that is weighing both parties’ relationship down will miraculously break when the pride element is removed. If such honest yet difficult act is not carried out, the consequences will be far more bigger than the effects of embarassment. So think twice before you make the wrong move towards pride.

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