How to overcome pride

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    Bible passages to help prevent pride:

1)    The example of Jesus – Philippians 2:5-11;  Romans 15:1-3;  Matthew 20:26-28;  2 Corinthians 8:9;  Acts 20:35

a.    We are called to the same walk – Matthew 16:24,25.

b.    We must have humility if we are really to be heard – 1 Peter 3:15;  2 Timothy 2:24,25;  Galatians 6:1.

2)    The example of Paul – 1 Corinthians 9:1-15;  2 Corinthians 11:8,9;  12:13,15;  5:18-20;  6:3;  1 Corinthians 9:19-23

3)    The example of John the Baptist –  John 3:25-30

4)    We are not to seek praise as earthly rulers do – Luke 22:24-26.

5)    We must learn to see others as better than ourselves – Philippians 2:3.

6)    We must be more concerned for God’s approval than man’s – 1 John 2:16;  2 Corinthians 10:12,18;  John 5:44;  12:43;  Romans 2:29.

7)    We must be able to confess our errors and inabilities to others when needful – James 5:16.

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