Pride

C.S. Lewis

There is one vice of which no man in the world is free; which every one in the world loathes when he sees it in someone else; and of which hardly any people, except Christians ever imagine that they are guilty themselves….The essential vice, the utmost evil, is Pride. Unchastity, anger, greed, drunkenness, and all that, are mere fleabites in comparison: it was through Pride that the devil became the devil; Pride leads to every other vice: it is the complete anti-God state of mind…As long as you are proud you cannot know God. A proud man is always looking down on things and people; and, of course, as long as you are looking down, you cannot see something that is above you.

4 thoughts on “Pride

  1. I’ve been thinking about pride a lot in the last few weeks. The more I walk with God, the more I realise how much pride is still in me… Even something as seemingly innocuous as making a plan without giving space for the Holy Spirit to change it is pride… Lord help me!

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  2. Yes and Amen! There was a time when pride was front and center in my life. To be honest it still creeps it’s ugly head in at times. Thank God for His work in me, a work in progress.
    “But he gives more grace. Therefore it says, “God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble.” (James 4:6)

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