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Definition Of Pride

What is your definition of pride and how to you know someone is prideful or just confident?

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 ---Mandy on 5/14/07
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The root pride, comes from a bruised/afflicted spirit and results in haughtiness.

The root idolatry, comes from a backsliding heart and results in whoredoms.

The root hypocrisy, comes from a deceived spirit and results in lying

The root witchcraft, comes from a breach/bruised/vexed spirit and results in divination
---Aloe on 5/16/08

Self confidence is a no, no. The oposite of pride is humility. Confidence in God is the only way to go. So pride is out self confidence is out. Bite the dust!
---catherine on 5/17/07

Pride entails seeking the attention, glory or praise of man. It has a feeling of personal power that comes with it and a notion of being greater that others. It is sin before a fall. Confidence is simply acting skillfully and knowing that one possesses the knowledge or skills to proceed with or complete a task with accuracy ,quality, or correctness. It is not meant to attract attention nor does it have the essence of being better than others. It simply seeks to get the done and move on.
---jody on 5/17/07

Elder: "Pride is best defined by the third letter of the word."

Notice also that the "i" is in the center of everything.
---Christina on 5/14/07

Pride is best defined by the third letter of the word.
---Elder on 5/14/07

Pride can best be defined not by what it causes, but what it prevents. It prevents a person from admitting mistakes, taking/seeking counsel, desiring a relationship with God, being humble/meek, being conservative, and putting things into perspective. It causes a person to have more trust in their own abilities than in God's.
---Anthony on 5/14/07

Pride is when you give a witness or testimony to lift yourself up. Confidence is when that witness or testimony is given to lift Jesus Christ up.
---Susie on 5/14/07

The root bitterness, comes from bitterness of spirit and results in bondage

The root defilement, comes from a wounded spirit and results in perverseness
---Aloe on 5/14/07

The root lust, comes from filthiness of spirit and results in defilement, unclean

The root resentment, comes from a vexed spirit and results in jealousy

The root disobedience, comes from a faint spirit and results in fear
---Aloe on 5/14/07

The root rebellion, comes from hardness of heart and results in a dumb & deaf spirit

The root rejection, comes from anguish of spirit and results in an antichrist spirit
---Aloe on 5/14/07

To be free of pride, whether you are in denial, acceptance, recognition or suspicion that you have the root of pride in your life - lay axe to the root.

Jesus, the Word, is the axe to be laid to the root of pride.
---Aloe on 5/14/07

Any root or tree that does not yield good fruit is to be hewn down by the Word of God.

Jesus is the replacing root.

The Word keeps us from falling back into temptation and allowing the wrong kind of root to take hold.
---Aloe on 5/14/07

Hebrews 12

15See to it that no one comes short of the grace of God; that no root of bitterness springing up causes trouble, and by it many be defiled;

16that there be no immoral or godless person like Esau, who sold his own birthright for a single meal.

17For you know that even afterwards, when he desired to inherit the blessing, he was rejected, for he found no place for repentance, though he sought for it with tears.
---Aloe on 5/14/07

Battling pride is a constant problem. I'm guilty of the sin of pride. I'm very proud of what I do thereby guilty of pride. On the other hand I'm extremely confident that what I'm doing is correct. I have asked the Lord to destroy me if what I'm teaching is wrong. Just recently a doctor told me I see absolutely no reason for your miraculous recovery except that your ministry would continue.
---Mima on 5/14/07

Pride is a root of sin.
Spirit of haughtiness.

Self righteousness
Exalted feelings
---Aloe on 5/14/07

I can think of a few who exhibit these attributes.
Denial - it doesn't exist
Suspicion - you think everyone else has it
Recognition - you know you have it but don't want anyone to know
Acceptance - you don't care who knows
---Aloe on 5/14/07

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