In some form and in some degree, pride enters into every one of Satan’s temptations. Pride of life is one of the three ways that everyone is tempted, and pride is the most destructive.
1 Jn 2:16 For all that is in the world—the desires of the flesh and the desires of the eyes and pride of life—is not from the Father but is from the world.
Pride was Satan’s sin. In this next verse, “puffed up” means pride, and “condemnation” means to be found guilty. This means that the recent convert would be found guilty as Satan has already been found guilty. Pride according to this verse was the very first sin.
1 Ti 3:6 He must not be a recent convert, or he may become puffed up [pride] with conceit and fall into the condemnation of the devil.
In this next verse, Satan was appealing to the pride that he hoped that Jesus had, but Jesus was faithful to His Father.
Mt 4:8 Again, the devil took him to a very high mountain and showed him all the kingdoms of the world and their glory. Mt 4:9 And he said to him, “All these I will give you, if you will fall down and worship me.” Mt 4:10 Then Jesus said to him, “Be gone, Satan! For it is written, “ ‘You shall worship the Lord your God and him only shall you serve.’ ”
Satan tempted Eve through her pride telling her that she would “be like God”.
Ge 3:4 But the serpent said to the woman, “You will not surely die. Ge 3:5 For God knows that when you eat of it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil.”
Five times Satan spoke in pride ending with the greatest statement of pride that exists in the universe… I will make myself like the Most High.
Is 14:13 You said in your heart, ‘I will ascend to heaven; above the stars of God I will set my throne on high; I will sit on the mount of assembly in the far reaches of the north; Is 14:14 I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will make myself like the Most High.’
What is the answer humble yourselves, and what is the warning… your adversary the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour
1 Pe 5:5 Likewise, you who are younger, be subject to the elders. Clothe yourselves, all of you, with humility toward one another, for “God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble.” 1 Pe 5:6 Humble yourselves, therefore, under the mighty hand of God so that at the proper time he may exalt you, 1 Pe 5:7 casting all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you. 1 Pe 5:8 Be sober-minded; be watchful. Your adversary the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour.
Pride glorifies man and robs God
Published on Tuesday, August 25, 2015 @ 4:10 AM CDT