What is pride?
Obedience to God (His Word) is the opposite of pride. And obedience to God (His Word) IS true humility before the Lord. Obedience shows you love Him more than anything else. Obedience and humility are requirements to serve God properly. In time, and through God's power, we can overcome all obstacles in this world. Including any and all known disobedience. This is a major aspect of the Good News (gospel). of Jesus the Christ. And the battlefield is the mind. Anyone who just rolls on with idle thoughts simply do not understand the Scriptures which reveal God's will to His children. (See 2 Corinthians 10:4, 5).
The promises of God are always given to us with conditions. Jesus said: "I tell you the truth, if anyone keeps my word, he will never see death." John 8:51
The word "if" here is the English translation of the Greek word ean (Strong's # 1437). eán is (a conjunction, derived from 1487 /ei, "if" and 302 /án, a particle showing a statement is conditional) – if, referring to a condition extending to its "spin-off" possibilities – i.e. that happen if the condition is actualized or is valid.
"For if you forgive others for their transgressions, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. "But if you do not forgive others, then your Father will not forgive your transgressions. Matthew 6:14, 15
Therefore we need to be humble and accept God's instructions and commands, and with the utmost seriousness. THis is having humility before God (the opposite of pride).
See what God says about the importance of humiltiy:
Proverbs 15:33 The fear of the LORD is the instruction of wisdom; and before honour is humility.
Proverbs 18:12 Before destruction the heart of man is haughty, and before honour is humility.
Proverbs 22:4 By humility and the fear of the LORD are riches, and honour, and life.
In Scripture, "lowliness, humility" (Strong's # G5012) is the English translation of the Greek word tapeinophrosýnē, and is an inside-out virtue produced by comparing ourselves to the Lord (rather than to others). This brings behavior into alignment with this inner revelation to keep one from being self-exalting (self-determining, self-inflated). For the believer, 5012 /tapeinophrosýnē ("humility") means living in complete dependence on the Lord, i.e. with no reliance on self (the flesh). (discoverybible.com HELPS)
Do you want blessings from God? Seek this humility before Him. Be obedient.
And before you can be obedient you must be born again. That can only happen through a revelation from God by the Holy Spirit that convicts your soul of sin. You must realize your desperate need for Christ. This isn't something you can do. It has to be God. God is tugging on everyone's consciences. Those things in the past you did that weren't good. They bother you. God can cleanse your conscience through Jesus Christ. He came to this world to die so you can be forgiven. This He did for YOU. God can forgive you through the blood that Jesus shed for you. And then He gives you power to "go and sin no more" (Not talking about sins of ignorance. There is a difference between sins of ignorance and wilful/presumptuous sins. Explained Here)
Please also see my message on comparing ourselves among ourselves which is "not wise" according to the apostle Paul.
Pride is disobedience to God and His Word. That is true pride. That's when an individual refuses to follow God with all their heart. They want to be their own god. That is idolatry. And God will not allow idolators into the kingdom of HEAVEN (Ephesians 5:5).
Then these prideful and wicked people persecute those who are truly serving God, humbly, and with all their heart as God commands.
"The wicked in his pride persecutes the poor: let them be taken in the devices that they have imagined." Psalms 10:2
"The wicked, through the pride of his countenance, will not seek after God: God is not in all his thoughts. " Psalms 10:4
Is this REALLY too complicated for you?
God says He isn't in all your thoughts. He calls you wicked and proud.
But you say, "that man is proud, he claims to have God in all his thoughts."
You have it backwards. And when it comes to Christ. backwards is anti-christ.. You can't confess Jesus has come into your flesh/body to live to make you an overcomer through your lifestyle. Your conversation is lacking. You make allowances for sin.
God tells you to repent or perish. You CAN serve God with all your heart. You CAN love Him with all your heart. Through Christ you CAN! Please read my message on perfection.
Amen Lord. Thank you for your Word. You are all around us. You know our thoughts and our hearts and see everything we do. Open our eyes and let us see clearly if there be any false doctrines within us and show us these things. If we don't want to see them, change our hearts and give us the desire, the fear of God to see them and give us the understanding that YOU make it possible to serve you with all our heart. We are more than conquerors through your Holy Spirit within us. God touch all those who read this message. Bless them God, in Jesus' Name. Amen
And if you have never repented of your sins and been saved and feel the desire to do so now please say this prayer. This is how I was powerfully saved 20 years ago!
"My Lord and my God, Have mercy on my soul, a sinner, I believe Jesus the Messiah died on the cross and shed His precious blood for the forgiveness of all my sins. I believe God raised Jesus from the dead and Jesus is now on the right hand of God and can hear my prayer at this moment and wants to live through me and give me power to keep His Word. I open up the door of my heart and I invite You into my heart Lord Jesus. Please be my Lord and Savior in every aspect of my life. Thank you God for saving my soul and I vow to serve you with all my heart which is the first and greatest commandment. Amen"