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Pride is a vice that ill suits those that would lead others in a humble way to heaven. Let us take heed, lest when we have brought others so far, the gates should prove too narrow for ourselves. For God, who thrusts out a proud angel, will not tolerate a proud preacher, either. For it is pride that is at the root of all other sins: envy, contention, discontent, and all hindrances that would prevent renewal. Where there is pride, all want to lead and none want to follow or to agree. – Richard Baxter in The Reformed Pastor

Pride cannot coexist with ministry. They are contradictory, so one must die. – Apologist Ravi Zacharias

Arrogant people never see the truth or hear the truth. – Rick Hughes

Pride prompts us to forget God’s victories. – anonymous

Today I readjusted my halo. It’s not strangling me any more. – Barb Kuzmyak

How to dislocate your shoulder: Pat yourself on the back. – anonymous

There is the pride of being “radical” or the pride of being “realistic.”
There is the pride of being able to “spot a sinner” or the pride of being able to “notice the hurting.”
There is the pride of doing “only what I want to do” or the pride of ding “whatever needs doing.”
There is the pride at being “unbiased” or the pride at being “loyal.”
There is the pride of being “perfectly honest” or the pride of being able to “get along with people.”
There is the pride at being “on top of an issue” or the pride of having an “open mind.”
There is the pride at all one has “acquired” or the pride over all one has “sacrificed.”
There is the pride over “how great our church is” or the pride of “knowing exactly what’s going wrong.”
There is the pride of being a “victorious Christian” or the pride of being one who “struggles with God.”
There is the pride that says “I can stand tall” or the pride that says “I’m willing to get on my knees.”
There is the pride that says “our church is growing” or the pride that says “we’re staying faithful.”
Pride comes in many forms but has only one end: destruction. – Dick Rasanen

God made us, and God is able to empower us to do whatever He calls us to do. Denying that we can accomplish God’s work is not humility; it is the worst kind of pride! – Warren Wiersbe

A worldly spirit loves to talk a lot but do nothing, striving for the exterior signs of holiness that people can see, with no desire for true piety and interior holiness of spirit. It was about people like this that our Lord said, “Amen I say to you, they have received their reward.” (Matthew 6:2) – Saint Francis of Assisi in The Wisdom of Saint Francis

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