Now after this there was war with the Philistines at Gezer; then Sibbecai the Hushathite put to death Sippai, one of the offspring of the Rephaim; and they were overcome.
1 Chronicles 20:4
Pride leads to defeat – 2 Kings 14 – Full
Pride leads to defeat
And Judah was overcome before Israel, so that they went in flight, every man to his tent.
2 Kings 14:12
Why is the world the way it is?
For this reason God gave them up to the evil desires of their hearts, working shame in their bodies with one another:
God gave them up to the evil desires
Because by them the true word of God was changed into that which is false, and they gave worship and honour to the thing which is made, and not to him who made it, to whom be blessing for ever. So be it.
Pride against the orders of the Lord
And Samuel said to Saul, You have done a foolish thing: you have not kept the rules which the Lord your God gave you; it was the purpose of the Lord to make your authority over Israel safe for ever.
1 Samuel 13:13
Remember God’s Providence And Grace
And keep in mind the way by which the Lord your God has taken you through the waste land these forty years, so that he might make low your pride and put you to the test, to see what was in your heart and if you would keep his orders or not.
Murmurings against the men of God
So you and all your band have come together against the Lord; and Aaron, who is he, that you are crying out against him?
Now the people were saying evil against the Lord; and the Lord, hearing it, was angry and sent fire on them, burning the outer parts of the tent-circle.
Do what is right, love mercy and do not be proud.
He has made clear to you, O man, what is good; and what is desired from you by the Lord; only doing what is right, and loving mercy, and walking without pride before your God.
Micah 6:8 BBE
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Have Pride In The Lord
For though I might take pride in our authority which the Lord gave for building you up, and not for your destruction, it will not be a cause of shame to me.
But whoever has a desire for glory, let his glory be in the Lord.
2 Corinthians 10:8,17