Podcast E23 - Humility and Pride

Mar 12, 2024

Humiliation of the Proud and Exaltation of the Humble

15:25 The LORD tears down the house of the proud but maintains the widow's boundaries.

*16:5 Everyone who is arrogant in heart is an abomination to the LORD; be assured, he will not go unpunished.

11:2 When pride [presumption?] comes, then comes disgrace, but with the humble is wisdom.

*16:18 Pride goes before destruction, and a haughty spirit before a fall.

18:12 Before destruction a man's heart is haughty, but humility comes before honor.

21:24 “Scoffer” is the name of the arrogant, haughty man who acts with arrogant pride.

*22:4 The reward for humility and fear of the LORD is riches and honor and life.

28:11 A rich man is wise in his own eyes, but a poor man who has understanding will find him out.

*29:23 One's pride will bring him low, but he who is lowly in spirit will obtain honor.

Pride and Humility: Trusting self over God


*12:15 The way of a fool is right in his own eyes, but a wise man listens to advice.

14:6 A scoffer seeks wisdom in vain, but knowledge is easy for a man of understanding.

*21:11 When a scoffer is punished, the simple becomes wise; when a wise man is instructed, he gains knowledge.

26:12 Do you see a man who is wise in his own eyes? There is more hope for a fool than for him.


12:9 Better to be lowly and have a servant than to play the great man and lack bread.

*16:19 It is better to be of a lowly spirit with the poor than to divide the spoil with the proud.

*25:6-7 Do not put yourself forward in the king's presence or stand in the place of the great, for it is better to be told, “Come up here,” than to be put lower in the presence of a noble.

25:27 It is not good to eat much honey, nor is it glorious to seek one's own glory.

*27:1 Do not boast about tomorrow, for you do not know what a day may bring.

*27:2 Let another praise you, and not your own mouth; a stranger, and not your own lips.