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30 backbiters, haters of God, violent, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents,  

 

proud,

The Greek for “proud” is to appear above others. The “proud” are arrogant people. They have a sense of self-sufficiency and lift themselves over others. Scripture uses this word in three passages:

Ja 4: 6 But He gives more grace. Therefore He says: “God resists the proud, But gives grace to the humble.”

1 Pe 5: 5 Likewise you younger people, submit yourselves to your elders. Yes, all of you be submissive to one another, and be clothed with humility, for “God resists the proud, But gives grace to the humble.”

Pr 3: 34 Surely He scorns the scornful, But gives grace to the humble.

PRINCIPLE:

Some people have the sin of being “stuck up.”

APPLICATION:

Many people have a sense of personal superiority over others. It is a belligerent attitude. This person regards himself superior to others. This is the opposite attitude to humility.

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