The Problem of Pride
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The Problem of Pride

Thinking well of oneself is one of the highest values in our society. Our schools and counseling programs burgeon with programs to help people in this area. So why does the Bible treat it as a problem? Is it an asset, or our most pervasive and subtle enemy?


The Pharisee and the Tax Collector

9He also told this parable to some who trusted in themselves that they were righteous, and treated others with contempt:

18Pride goes before destruction,

and a haughty spirit before a fall.

Copyright © 2019, Alistair Begg. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

Scripture taken from The Holy Bible, English Standard Version. Copyright ©2001 by Crossway Bibles, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers. Used by permission. All rights reserved. Text provided by the Crossway Bibles Web Service.

Alistair Begg
Alistair Begg is Senior Pastor at Parkside Church in Cleveland, Ohio, and the Bible teacher on Truth For Life, which is heard on the radio and online around the world.