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Bible verses about Pride Precedes Humiliation
(From Forerunner Commentary)

Proverbs 18:10-12

These verses express a consistent biblical principle regarding pride. Pride springs from an unjustified sense of well-being, wealth, or strength. The righteous are justified in looking to the Lord for safety, but the wealthy and proud man falls to his destruction because, in his perverted judgment, his confidence is in the wrong place.

John W. Ritenbaugh
Pride, Contention, and Unity


 

Proverbs 18:10-12

In this illustration the person of wealth takes confidence in, trusts in, relies upon, whatever he thinks is his strength. The New International Version renders this series of verses as:

The name of the Lord is a strong tower; the righteous run to it and are safe. The wealth of the rich is their fortified city; they imagine it an unscalable wall. Before his downfall a man's heart is proud, but humility comes before [or precedes] honor.

Men may give the proud man honor, but real honor is preceded by humility, not by pride.

John W. Ritenbaugh
Faith (Part 7)


 

Obadiah 1:3-4

God eventually removes all the physical accomplishments of the self-exalted person. Anyone who glories in himself will receive his true reward in the form of condemnation, debasement, degradation, and humiliation. Glory is praise, honor, or distinction extended by common consent. If we glory in ourselves, it is because no one else is glorifying us for our perceived accomplishments—probably because we have done no real, glorious deeds in the first place.

Martin G. Collins
Overcoming (Part 9): Self-Exaltation


 

 




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