A Profile of a Proud Person


God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble” (James 4:61 Pet. 5:5). Pride is an ugly and consuming sin that God hates (Prov. 6:16-17; 16:5). Pride comes from the heart (Mark 7:21-23) and leads to contention (Prov. 13:10; 28:25) and callousness (Dan. 5:20). The final outcome of this sin is disgrace (Prov. 11:2), debasement (Prov. 29:23) and finally destruction (Prov. 16:18; 18:12). Yet pride is not always obvious to us. It can be subtle and become so deep-rooted that it goes unnoticed. Below is a small and selective list that provides a profile of a proud person: 


  1. A proud person seeks to satisfaction in personal pleasure, possessions or prominence, and not in Christ.

  2. A proud person loves to talks about himself or herself a lot

  3. A proud person is often easily offended

  4. A proud person is often impatient with others

  5. A proud person often thinks they are right

  6. A proud person tends to be anti-authority and independent

  7. A proud person finds it hard to forgive or say sorry

  8. A proud person does not like being corrected

  9. A proud person complains a lot

  10. A proud person likes being noticed

  11. A proud person is quick to find faults in others

  12. A proud person does not spend lots of time in prayer




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Andrew Courtis

Andrew Courtis

ANDREW - Serves as Pastor of Hills Bible Church. I am married to Dianne and we have three children (Kate, Emma and Jack). I was born and raised in Melbourne, moved to Adelaide to undertake theological studies (BMin.), and have completed additional studies with the Australian College of Theology (MATh.). I have served in pastoral ministry in both Melbourne and Sydney and am a qualified school teacher. I am committed to expository preaching and making the word of God known and understood.

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