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Do You Enjoy Spending Time With Arrogantly Prideful People? — 6 Comments

  1. Good reminder Sheryl and much needed. Pride is something we all struggle with if we are honest.
    I actually think of this scripture often:
    “For by the grace given to me I say to everyone among you not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think, but to think with sober judgment, each according to the measure of faith that God has assigned.” Romans 12:3

    Of course books and books could be written on this one subject. Most of us slip up on it and aren’t even aware it is our pride that is at the root of it.

    And no. To answer your question, I do not ever enjoy or intentionally spend time with these people. But then again, pride presents itself in many forms and “birds of a feather flock together.” I think we spend time with people whose pride manifests itself the way ours does. I don’t think we behave arrogantly towards these people, but rather to those we feel above. Perhaps because we mistakenly perceive our sin is not as bad as theirs.

    • Wow!! This is a GREAT comment, Barbara. Thank you for sharing a very important perspective. (AND thank you for sharing this devotion on your FB page ~ and for stopping by Today Can Be Different to leave a comment.)

  2. Reading this post a week late, but this one spoke to me. Pride is a real problem and I have more than one shameful moment I can remember where I wish I’d just kept my mouth shut!

    • As do I, Tom. I can’t tell you how often I have to go to the Lord to repent of pride ~ including times I should have kept my mouth shut.
      And thank you for dropping by Today Can Be Different, Tom. It means a lot to me.)

  3. I am reading it much later than Tom, but it is a well written, balanced article on the subject of pride. Because of pride I have learned the wisdom of listening more and speaking less. Like the Congressman, whose name eludes me now, “I choose my words not only for what they mean, but for how they taste.”

    • Hi, Gary. I love the Congressman’s quote you stated. And I would do well to follow your example of listening more and speaking less!
      Thank you for stopping by, Gary. Please do so again.

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