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My name is Jason and I am an Arrogant SOB.

Recently, God has been showing me more and more how all of my issues relate in some way shape or form to the sin of pride. Even to the point that I was proud of the fact I had finally realized my struggle, not that is irony.

I hesitate to write about this for the fear of being prideful in the process but I hope that my struggle can help someone else and in confessing these things help me as well. There is an awful lot of ‘self help’ books in the Christian books store but what I need is a book called ‘Don’t Be Such an Arrogant Prideful Jerk’ I haven’t found it so far.

Anyway this article was extremely good and I know often people don’t read the articles I post but please read this one…Dale. 🙂

6s and 7s | TheResurgence

3 replies on “My name is Jason and I am an Arrogant SOB.”

But is pride necessarily a bad thing? Not if it is properly balanced with humility, I believe that to a certain extent we should take pride in our work, our relationships our life in general. But the extend to know that it is only through him that we have what we have and that we give thanks to God for His blessing. I think Pride is healthy but the other end of the scale is arrogance.

I couldn’t agree more with the title… :o)

As for as the content – I’m right there with you – I haven’t read the article you posted yet, but as soon as I’m done posting this comment, I’m going to.

Some may see it as semantics, but I disagree with Steve that pride can be a good thing. We use terms like “taking pride in our work” or “pride in our appearance” to mean producing quality work or looking good, but if you are actually taking ‘pride’ in ‘your’ work are assume self – i.e. “I did that!” I believe humility is the realization that I am God’s creation – and all things that I do are to His credit and not mine.

While I do believe we can observe humility and pride in the same creature, they are mutually exclusive and to express humility is to deny pride and self. Having both at work internally will produce a battle with yourself.

I do believe we should strive to produce quality work, and look our best but these are not to our credit, they are His – and taking pride in either is to take what is God’s.

Huh???

Well, lets just grow our hair out, throw on some sack cloth and ashes. Oh wait, aren’t we the Children of God and made in his image?

This sounds like a lot of stuff you see in movies about the catholic church during the middle ages.

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