Pride is defined as a feeling of deep pleasure or satisfaction derived from one’s own achievements, the achievements of those with whom one is closely associated, or from qualities or possessions that are widely admired. It is an inwardly directed emotion that can easily offend others and carries with it a connotation that displays an inflated sense of one’s own worth or personal status and typically makes one feel a sense of superiority over others and can easily make someone look scornfully at others.
Pride is giving oneself the credit for something that God has accomplished. It is taking the glory that belongs to God alone and keeping it for ourselves. Anything we accomplish in this world would not have been possible were it not for God enabling and sustaining us. Continue reading