A Bible Study Talk By Nicholas Whittington Essay examples
A Bible Study Talk
By: Nicholas Whittington
The dictionary definition of pride is “a feeling of deep pleasure or satisfaction from one’s own achievements” and “having an excessively high opinion oneself or one’s importance. The Bible says pride is a sin but are there exceptions to that?
In Proverbs 8:13, it says “to fear the Lord is to hate evil; I hate pride and arrogance”. To fear the Lord means to respect and obey him. To hate pride and arrogance means to give God all the glory. So from this we can tell we need to respect God and give him all the glory. In Psalm 10:4 it says “In his pride the wicked man does not seek him; in all his thought there is no room for God”. This explains that a man full or consumed with his own thoughts, they have no room for God. Pride can drive people away from God. The more prideful a person gets, the more they grow away from God. This is a bad thing because we need to have a good relationship with God. We should be looking for ways to grow closer to God, not away from him.
One example of this in the bible is Jonah and the big fish. Jonah was told by God to go to Nineveh and preach to the people about respecting God. He did not want to do this so he boarded a ship away from there and tried to escape the Lord. This did not work and his ship was caught in a terrible storm. He told his crew members to throw him overboard. They did this and the storm immediately calmed. Jonah was swallowed by a large fish and after…