Tuesday, February 22, 2011

When Pride Masquerades as Humility

There is a form of pride that presents itself as humility. It is a false humility and is often the product of self-righteousness.

Pride is a weapon that Satan uses to ensnare those who know the Bible. He gets us to think about how special we are, and how smart we are, and how humble we are, and slowly steers us away from God to serving ourselves for our own self-righteousness. He gets us focused on pumping ourselves up by talking about how low we are.

When someone boasts about how meek they are, they are not meek. They are full of themselves. Pride and self-deprecation have the same thing in common: self-centeredness.

It’s very easy to be proud of your humility.

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