All prideful persons who worship the false God of self will find themselves next in dishonor rather. Are you Proud or Humble? “Pride goes before destruction, a haughty spirit before a fall.” Proverbs 16:18
When your life and your heart and your mind are not grounded in the sovereignty and the ways of God, your emotions will be often subject to the false fear of men, and their acts.
When you rightfully rather trust in God’s sovereign control and direction and protection in your life, when you trust that He knows what He’s doing and that He is orchestrating all the events of your life, this universe to accomplish His purposes, his Providence, when your life is grounded in providence, you will not be at the mercy of those happenings in your life. Your life will be solidly grounded in God’s good will and protection.
Fret not thyself because of evildoers, neither be thou envious against the workers of iniquity. For they shall soon be cut down like the grass, and wither as a green herb. Psalm 37:1-2
Humility is defined as the state or quality of being humble; the absence of pride. Humility is one of the three things the Lord requires of us.
1 Micah 6:8 And what does the LORD require of you But to do justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with your God? NKJV
2 Proverbs 15:33 …Before honor is humility. NKJV
3 Proverbs 16:19 Better to be of a humble spirit with the lowly, than to divide the spoil with the proud. NKJV
4 Proverbs 27:2 Let another man praise you, and not your own mouth; a stranger, and not your own lips. NKJV
5 Isaiah 66:2 “But on this one will I look: On him who is poor and of a contrite spirit, And who trembles at My word. NKJV
6 Matthew 18:4 Therefore whoever humbles himself as this little child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven. NKJV
7 Matthew 23:12 And whoever exalts himself will be humbled, and he who humbles himself will be exalted. NKJV
8 Luke 18:10-14 Two men went up to the temple to pray, one a Pharisee and the other a tax collector. The Pharisee stood and prayed thus with himself, ‘God, I thank You that I am not like other men–extortioners, unjust, adulterers, or even as this tax collector. I fast twice a week; I give tithes of all that I possess.’ And the tax collector, standing afar off, would not so much as raise his eyes to heaven, but beat his breast, saying, ‘God, be merciful to me a sinner!’ I tell you, this man went down to his house justified rather than the other; for everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, and he who humbles himself will be exalted.” NKJV
9 Romans 12:3 For I say, through the grace given to me, to everyone who is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think, NKJV
10 Romans 12:10 …in honor giving preference to one another NKJV
11 Romans 12:16 Be of the same mind toward one another. Do not set your mind on high things, but associate with the humble. Do not be wise in your own opinion. NKJV
12 James 4:6 God resists the proud, but gives grace to the humble.” NKJV
13 John 3:30 He must increase, but I must decrease. NKJV
14 John 1:27 It is He who, coming after me, is preferred before me, whose sandal strap I am not worthy to loose.” NKJV
15 John 13:14-16 If I then, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also ought to wash one another’s feet. For I have given you an example, that you should do as I have done to you. Most assuredly, I say to you, a servant is not greater than his master; nor is he who is sent greater than he who sent him. NKJV
16 Philippians 2:5-8 Let this mind be in you which was also in Christ Jesus, who, being in the form of God, did not consider it robbery to be equal with God, but made Himself of no reputation, taking the form of a bondservant, and coming in the likeness of men. And being found in appearance as a man, He humbled Himself and became obedient to the point of death, even the death of the cross. NKJV
17 Proverbs 11:2 When pride comes, then comes shame; But with the humble is wisdom. NKJV
18 Proverbs 29:23 A man’s pride will bring him low, but the humble in spirit will retain honor. NKJV
19 Proverbs 16:18 Pride goes before destruction, And a haughty spirit before a fall. NKJV
20 Proverbs 13:10 Only by pride cometh contention: but with the well advised is wisdom. KJV
21 Proverbs 28:25 He who is of a proud heart stirs up strife…NKJV
22 Proverbs 16:5 Everyone proud in heart is an abomination to the LORD; NKJV
23 Proverbs 6:16-17 These six things the LORD hates, Yes, seven are an abomination to Him: A proud look NKJV
24 Proverbs 21:4 A haughty look, a proud heart, … are sin. NKJV
25 Naaman, refusing to wash in Jordan, 2 Kings 5:11-13
26 Haman Esther 3:5, 5:11,13, 6:6, 7:10
27 Nebuchadnezzar Dan. 4:30-37, 5:20
28 Mark 7:21-22 For from within, out of the heart of men, proceed evil thoughts, adulteries, fornications, murders, thefts, covetousness, wickedness, deceit, lewdness, an evil eye, blasphemy, pride, foolishness. NKJV
29 1 John 2:16 For all that is in the world–the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life–is not of the Father but is of the world. NKJV
30 2 Timothy 3:1-2 …in the last days perilous times will come: For men will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boasters, proud, …NKJV
31 1 Corinthians 8:1 Knowledge puffs up, but love edifies. NKJV
32 1 Corinthians 13:4 … love does not parade itself, is not puffed up; NKJV
33 Jeremiah 9:23-24 “Let not the wise man glory in his wisdom, let not the mighty man glory in his might, nor let the rich man glory in his riches; but let him who glories glory in this, that he understands and knows Me, NKJV
34 2 Corinthians 10:12, 17-18 For we dare not class ourselves or compare ourselves with those who commend themselves. But they, measuring themselves by themselves, and comparing themselves among themselves, are not wise. But “he who glories, let him glory in the LORD.” For not he who commends himself is approved, but whom the Lord commends. NKJV
35 1 Corinthians 4:6-7…that none of you may be puffed up on behalf of one against the other. For who makes you differ from another? And what do you have that you did not receive? Now if you did indeed receive it, why do you boast as if you had not received it? NKJV
“Create in me a clean heart, O God; and renew a right spirit within me. Cast me not away from thy presence; and take not thy Holy Spirit from me. Restore unto me the joy of thy salvation, and renew a right spirit within me. ”
(Exo 14:18 KJV) And the Egyptians shall know that I am the LORD, when I have gotten me honour upon Pharaoh, upon his chariots, and upon his horsemen.
(Lev 19:15 KJV) Ye shall do no unrighteousness in judgment: thou shalt not respect the person of the poor, nor honour the person of the mighty: but in righteousness shalt thou judge thy neighbour.
(1 Sam 2:30 KJV) Wherefore the LORD God of Israel saith, I said indeed that thy house, and the house of thy father, should walk before me for ever: but now the LORD saith, Be it far from me; for them that honour me I will honour, and they that despise me shall be lightly esteemed.
(1 Chr 16:27 KJV) Glory and honour are in his presence; strength and gladness are in his place.
(Est 6:6 KJV) So Haman came in. And the king said unto him, What shall be done unto the man whom the king delighteth to honour? Now Haman thought in his heart, To whom would the king delight to do honour more than to myself?
(Est 6:11 KJV) Then took Haman the apparel and the horse, and arrayed Mordecai, and brought him on horseback through the street of the city, and proclaimed before him, Thus shall it be done unto the man whom the king delighteth to honour.
(Psa 49:12 KJV) Nevertheless man being in honour abideth not: he is like the beasts that perish.
(Psa 49:20 KJV) Man that is in honour, and understandeth not, is like the beasts that perish.
(Psa 149:9 KJV) To execute upon them the judgment written: this honour have all his saints. Praise ye the LORD.
(Prov 15:33 KJV) The fear of the LORD is the instruction of wisdom; and before honour is humility.
(Prov 18:12 KJV) Before destruction the heart of man is haughty, and before honour is humility.
(Prov 20:3 KJV) It is an honour for a man to cease from strife: but every fool will be meddling.
(Prov 21:21 KJV) He that followeth after righteousness and mercy findeth life, righteousness, and honour.
(Prov 22:4 KJV) By humility and the fear of the LORD are riches, and honour, and life.
(Prov 29:23 KJV) A man’s pride shall bring him low: but honour shall uphold the humble in spirit.
((Mal 1:6 KJV) A son honoureth his father, and a servant his master: if then I be a father, where is mine honour? and if I be a master, where is my fear? saith the LORD of hosts unto you, O priests, that despise my name. And ye say, Wherein have we despised thy name?
(John 5:23 KJV) That all men should honour the Son, even as they honour the Father. He that honoureth not the Son honoureth not the Father which hath sent him.
(John 5:41 KJV) I receive not honour from men.
(John 5:44 KJV) How can ye believe, which receive honour one of another, and seek not the honour that cometh from God only?
(John 12:26 KJV) If any man serve me, let him follow me; and where I am, there shall also my servant be: if any man serve me, him will my Father honour.
(Rom 2:7 KJV) To them who by patient continuance in well doing seek for glory and honour and immortality, eternal life:
(Rom 2:10 KJV) But glory, honour, and peace, to every man that worketh good, to the Jew first, and also to the Gentile:
(Rom 9:21 KJV) Hath not the potter power over the clay, of the same lump to make one vessel unto honour, and another unto dishonour?
(Rom 12:10 KJV) Be kindly affectioned one to another with brotherly love; in honour preferring one another;
(2 Pet 1:17 KJV) For he received from God the Father honour and glory, when there came such a voice to him from the excellent glory, This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.
(Rev 4:9 KJV) And when those beasts give glory and honour and thanks to him that sat on the throne, who liveth for ever and ever,
(Rev 4:11 KJV) Thou art worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honour and power: for thou hast created all things, and for thy pleasure they are and were created.
(Rev 5:12 KJV) Saying with a loud voice, Worthy is the Lamb that was slain to receive power, and riches, and wisdom, and strength, and honour, and glory, and blessing.
(Rev 5:13 KJV) And every creature which is in heaven, and on the earth, and under the earth, and such as are in the sea, and all that are in them, heard I saying, Blessing, and honour, and glory, and power, be unto him that sitteth upon the throne, and unto the Lamb for ever and ever.
(Rev 7:12 KJV) Saying, Amen: Blessing, and glory, and wisdom, and thanksgiving, and honour, and power, and might, be unto our God for ever and ever. Amen.
(Rev 19:1 KJV) And after these things I heard a great voice of much people in heaven, saying, Alleluia; Salvation, and glory, and honour, and power, unto the Lord our God:
(Est 3:5 KJV) And when Haman saw that Mordecai bowed not, nor did him reverence, then was Haman full of wrath.
(Est 7:10 KJV) So they hanged Haman on the gallows that he had prepared for Mordecai.
(Est 8:1 KJV) On that day did the king Ahasuerus give the house of Haman the Jews’ enemy unto Esther the queen. And Mordecai came before the king; for Esther had told what he was unto her.
A Common Loser’s Strategy is asking others to Look at me! Notice me. See who I am! Pay attention to me. I am great! I AM THE GREATEST! Worship me, Praise me. Losers worship the false god of self. A Common Loser’s Strategy is also to Seek Revenge. Too often in life I have met too many a proud, perverse, dictatorial manager, administrators, actually slave drivers, who gets often upset. do pout that others that do not cower in fear, do not submit absolute reverence under their feet. They now have set themselves up for severe disappointment or heartache or failure in their lives. Years later I met some of these same people unemployed, even destitute and broke.. Many of us want to succeed but at what costs, at the false costs of others? For too many persons Power is intoxicating? Some bad persons they now get a little power and they falsely do think can be abusive with it. they get a little control and thy also get greatly manipulate. they tend to want all things done their way and they try to manipulate and maneuver others, to get these people to do the things they want done, for they are a bully, just like Haman who used his power falsely to bully the people around him. Dream on they are heading for a rude awakening. Their Bitterness is a wasted life.
Pride is thinking we are better or more important than others, or than we really are. We are told to allays avoid pride and to be dressed rather in humility. Proud people do not like to do good things for others. Only for themselves. PRIDE IS often also presumptuous, paranoiac, and DELUSIONAL! Roosters, Peacock, a bull, and a pig are often symbols of pride.
Do not think of yourself more highly than you ought . . .Honor one another above yourselves . . . Do not be proud, but be willing to associate with people of low position. Do not be conceited. (Romans 12:3,10,16)
(Isa 66:3 KJV) He that killeth an ox is as if he slew a man; he that sacrificeth a lamb, as if he cut off a dog’s neck; he that offereth an oblation, as if he offered swine’s blood; he that burneth incense, as if he blessed an idol. Yea, they have chosen their own ways, and their soul delighteth in their abominations.
(Ezek 6:13 KJV) Then shall ye know that I am the LORD, when their slain men shall be among their idols round about their altars, upon every high hill, in all the tops of the mountains, and under every green tree, and under every thick oak, the place where they did offer sweet savour to all their idols.
(Psa 35:13 KJV) But as for me, when they were sick, my clothing was sackcloth: I humbled my soul with fasting; and my prayer returned into mine own bosom.
It seems that many people, professing Christians included now, tend to personally only seek God only when they have serious needs, problems or they do want something really bad and next when the problem is solved, or they got what they wanted, they next often tend to, do seem to forget about God again? But even all Christians now still do have major problems in life.. for there is a real devil who troubles us personally all of our life and we we are to resist him in the faith.. True happiness cannot be in reality achieved without having a continual, personal relationship with God here on earth and us continually knowing and following solely his will of our life too, instead of Idols. Why is God jealous of idols before us? well it means he is envious for our own good.. he strives for all things to be our good… What idols? what ever replaces God is an idol.. what ever you falsely worship as substitute for God. And it can be drugs, booze, sex, or your wife, son , daughter, a persons, car, self, even your church, your pastor, your denomination, your own doctrines, beliefs, your culture, your nationality … for we all had or have a god shaped vacuum in our life.. but filling it with extremes or false substitutes, junk will never be acceptable to God. Never. If you still do have a God shaped vacuum that is unfilled, then no other things, no relationships or careers, goals, next will satisfy you, not even any personal, social, community relationships, acts. Hey I also have learned long time ago that merely telling the truth to some people will not work, they have their false idols, false lies they still want to handle, and they will take the Ostrich approach to the truth, but hopefully the truth will next still help some people. http://witnessed.wordpress.com/2012/02/05/you-can-have-no-idols-before-god-ever/
(Psa 118:9 KJV) It is better to trust in the LORD than to put confidence in princes.
(Psa 146:3 KJV) Put not your trust in princes, nor in the son of man, in whom there is no help.
The LORD rightfully is my shepherd.. not man… (Lev 19:4 KJV) Turn ye not unto idols, nor make to yourselves molten gods: I am the LORD your God.(Lev 26:1 KJV) Ye shall make you no idols nor graven image, neither rear you up a standing image, neither shall ye set up any image of stone in your land, to bow down unto it: for I am the LORD your God.
And No idols includes one’s pastor, one’s denomination, religious club… Man’s best is too often just more hatred, murder, abuse…. 70 percent of today’s pastors are also crooked cause they are ungodly, unsaved hirelings, wolves in sheep clothing, not called by God pastors trying to make money, a career of the ministry.. this is unacceptable… that is why they too readily do lie, counsel divorce, slander, abuse others.