Pride causes people to rationalize their sins and in some cases the sins of ones they love. Pride makes people cover up their sins instead of confessing them. Pride answers a valid rebuke with an attack. Pride holds grudges and blocks forgiveness. Pride makes it impossible for people to see their own sins. Because of all this, pride keeps a person from believing in salvation through Jesus Christ alone…even if he or she seems to profess it. Those with pride are allowed head knowledge of the scriptures, but not heart knowledge.
We all have too much pride. Pray for the Holy Spirit to work in our hearts that we might be saved from pride and the devil and acknowledge as in Philippians 4:13 that; “I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.” This verse rightly implies that we should do nothing outside of Christ. If we do, nothing good will come out of it. ♦