Pride Proud and What they really mean....
|Oregon Coast by Brenda Salzano|
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.
- 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.
|I find all things point to the Glory of God. Let us be glad and rejoice! photo by Brenda Salzano|