Pride Proud and What they really mean....



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In my studies the last couple days I went to find out what God says about the words Pride and Proud.  I always start in my HUGE book called the Strong’s Concordance Expanded Exhaustive version. The world likes you to think of pride as a good thing. Like self confidence, feeling good about ones self.  And although we should feel good about who we are.  Humans made in the image of God and for God as family we have failed to see our worth through Gods eyes and want to see our worth elevated through other people eyes and we easily get puffed up.  
We are not to degrade ourselves to the point of hating who we are.  God made each one of us.  That means we are God’s and He values us!!  
However He does not approve of sin and some of what we DO.  Sin is anything that is against God’s Holy purposes.   


First I pray for God’s help to know His will.
Second I list every word found in the bible and what the corresponding number is wether greek or Hebrew.  I then write down all the meanings and verses.  I write down the word and how it is spelled and pronounced (most the time).  Amazing what jewels of information I find doing this!  

If we indeed want to turn to God and follow His ways of Love and to change our ways of rebellion and hate then we will want to find out the truth! Not mans truth or world truth but God’s truth.  Only God’s truth is based on real, genuine love.  Mans is based on greed, self interest, personal gain, power, might and prestige.  Man wants to live and operate on their idea of good and not on God’s truth of right and wrong.  One way works to produce joy and happiness and a future.  The other only leads to suffering, pain, hate, eternal death and separation from God.  

So here are my notes on the subject of Pride:



Def of Pride :( from dictionary.com
noun
1.
a high or inordinate opinion of one's own dignity, importance, merit, or superiority, whether as cherished in the mind or as displayed in bearing, conduct, etc.
2.
the state or feeling of being proud.
3.
a becoming or dignified sense of what is due to oneself or one's position or character; self-respect; self-esteem.
4.
pleasure or satisfaction taken in something done by or belonging to oneself or believed to reflect credit upon oneself:
civic pride.  
Synonyms
  1. Pride, conceit, self-esteem, egotism, vanity, vainglory imply an unduly favorable idea of one's own appearance, advantages, achievements, etc., and often apply to offensive characteristics. Pride is a lofty and often arrogant assumption of superiority in some respect: Pride must have a fall. Conceit implies an exaggerated estimate of one's own abilities or attainments, together with pride: blinded by conceit. Self-esteem may imply an estimate of oneself that is higher than that held by others: a ridiculous self-esteem. Egotism implies an excessive preoccupation with oneself or with one's own concerns, usually but not always accompanied by pride or conceit: His egotism blinded him to others' difficulties. Vanity implies self-admiration and an excessive desire to be admired by others: His vanity was easily flattered. Vainglory, somewhat literary, implies an inordinate and therefore empty or unjustified pride: puffed up by vainglory. 5. boast.
Antonyms (a word opposite in meaning)
  1. humility.
Notice Pride is Opposite of Humility!

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Verses of Pride (not all just a few but one should look them all up to get a full understanding of how God looks at pride/ or being proud.)

1.Leviticus 26:19New King James Version (NKJV)
19 I will break the pride of your power;
I will make your heavens like iron and your earth like bronze.
Then Hezekiah humbled himself for the pride of his heart, he and the inhabitants of Jerusalem, so that the wrath of the Lord did not come upon them in the days of Hezekiah.
3. The wicked in his pride persecutes the poor; Let them be caught in the plots which they have devised.
4. Psalm 73:6Therefore pride serves as their necklace; Violence covers them like a garment.
5. Proverbs 8:13The fear of the Lord is to hate evil; Pride and arrogance and the evil way And the perverse mouth I hate.

***NOTE: in the concordance the word for “pride” in this sentence is from the hebrew word “ge’ah” or pronounced gay-aw.  Fem. from 1342 (new strong’s concordance expanded version) Meaning Arrogance
I looked up 13 of the def. of Pride in the concordance in this study.  Most mean something negative to God. Things like “a swelling up, proud, arrogance, evil behavior, and perverse speech.  Independence FROM God, a new attitude of insolence was shown.  

By pride comes nothing but strife, But with the well-advised is wisdom.
Pride goes before destruction, And a haughty spirit before a fall.




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Here is the last verse from the bible.  This one spoken of by Jonathon Cahn in the Shemitah Mysteries book. In the following verses from Isaiah 9 remember that when the words speak of Israel it speaks to the so called lost ten tribes of Israel.  Israel was made up of twelve original tribes. 
Excerpt from Book “USA and Britain in Prophecy” which BTW is free:

"Most people assume the Jewish people are the sole remaining descendants of the ancient nation of Israel.  This assumption,, however, is incorrect.  
Technically the Jews are descendants of two of the I: Judah
Most people assume the Je Most people assume the Jewish people are the sole remaining descendants of the ancient nation of Israel. This assumption, however, is incorrect.
Technically the Jews are descendants of two of the Israelite tribes: Judah and Benjamin , plus a considerable part of a third, the priestly tribe of  Levi.
Unknown to most, 10 other tribes in ancient Israel were never called Jews. These northern tribes were historically distinct and politically separate from the Jews, their brothers to the south who formed the kingdom of Judah, from which the term Jew was derived.
The northern coalition of tribes, the kingdom or house of Israel, had already become an independent nation, separate from the house of Judah, by the time the word Jew first appears in the biblical narrative. In fact, the first time the term appears in the King James Version of the Bible, Israel was at war with the Jews (2 Kings 16:5-6).
Are all Israelites Jews? No. Jews—the citizens and descendants of the kingdom of Judah—are indeed Israelites, but not all Israelites are Jews. Since all 12 tribes, including Jews, are descendants of their father Israel (Jacob), we can apply the term Israelite to all of the tribes. The term Jew, however, is accurate only for the tribes that comprised the kingdom of Judah and for their descendants. wish people are the sole remaining descendants of the ancient nation of Israel. This assumption, however, is incorrect.
Technically the Jews are descendants of two of the Israelite tribes: Judah and Benjamin , plus a considerable part of a third, the priestly tribe of  Levi.
Unknown to most, 10 other tribes in ancient Israel were never called Jews. These northern tribes were historically distinct and politically separate from the Jews, their brothers to the south who formed the kingdom of Judah, from which the term Jew was derived.
The northern coalition of tribes, the kingdom or house of Israel, had already become an independent nation, separate from the house of Judah, by the time the word Jew first appears in the biblical narrative. In fact, the first time the term appears in the King James Version of the Bible, Israel was at war with the Jews (2 Kings 16:5-6).
Are all Israelites Jews? No. Jews—the citizens and descendants of the kingdom of Judah—are indeed Israelites, but not all Israelites are Jews. Since all 12 tribes, including Jews, are descendants of their father Israel (Jacob), we can apply the term Israelite to all of the tribes. The term Jew, however, is accurate only for the tribes that comprised the kingdom of Judah and for their descendants.
BUT GOD knew where they were and who they were.  HE put them in exact positions around the earth.  Two main ones are now called the USA and Britain.  YES that is correct and I do not have space to explain this now.  You can find and research this from the book online called The USA and Britain in Prophecy from various places. 
https://www.ucg.org/bible-study-tools/booklets/the-united-states-and-britain-in-bible-prophecy  

The Lord sent a word against Jacob,
And it has fallen on Israel.
All the people will know—
Ephraim and the inhabitant of Samaria—
Who say in pride and arrogance of heart:
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“The bricks have fallen down,
But we will rebuild with hewn stones;
The sycamores are cut down,
But we will replace them with cedars.”
11 
Therefore the Lord shall set up
The adversaries of Rezin against him,
And spur his enemies on,
12 
The Syrians before and the Philistines behind;
And they shall devour Israel with an open mouth.
For all this His anger is not turned away,
But His hand is stretched out still.
I find all things point to the Glory of God.  Let us be glad and rejoice! photo by Brenda Salzano 

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