I have to tell you, all the questions in here are put in my mind by the Holy spirit (Jesus) and are connected to the Bible; for there is no way I would be able to do this without God’s help.
Here is the issue, there is pride in every human being, who is capable of sinning willingly. I’m talking about the pride, which limits someone to understand the things of God. How did we get pride? We got it from Satan; Rev. 13:5
Before we go any further, we need to look in the Bible: (Genesis 11:1) Now the whole world had one language and common speech. As men moved eastward, they found a plain in Shinar and settled there. They said to each other, ‘Let’s make bricks and bake them…They used bricks instead of stone, and tar for mortar. Then they said, ‘Come let’s build ourselves a city with a tower that reaches to the heavens so that we make a name for ourselves (pride, a Babylon attitude) and not be scattered over the face of the whole earth. (rebellion) – but we all know man cannot build a tower of bricks to the heavens; it is literally impossible, but what has man done thousands of years later? I’ll leave it to your imagination.
But God decided to use the angels …to confuse their language, so that they will not understand each other. (that was the beginning of so many languages) Then God scattered people all over the face of the earth.
So, when a person hardens their hearts, they become very proud – it is a character of Satan.
It is manifested in beauty – when a person becomes obsessed by the way the look. It is embedded in materialism/money – sometimes, the more a person has, the more they praise themselves. It is manifested in man-made titles or authority or personal achievements – when a person thinks they’ve done something by their personal effort, and think they’re better than the subordinates.
It is manifested in false beliefs – false religions, evolution theory, medium, etc. It also goes into languages – when a person thinks their language or accent is better than others. It is manifested in tribalism and racism – when a person thinks their tribe or race is better than others. It goes into powerful countries – when a person thinks their country is better than others, just because they have a strong economic system.
Unfortunately, it has also penetrated church organisations – causing damage to someone’s faith, in the end they don’t even bother to read the bible and put it into practice; it also causes believers to become very judgemental, when they think their church is the only truth, etc.
The majority of mankind are proud especially when it comes to entering the Kingdom of God – when you evangelize on the streets and mention God or Jesus, the majority react negatively (Satan’s trap). That’s why Jesus said, only a few people will be saved – ‘enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road (distraction, unbelief, disobedience, pride) to destruction and many enter through it. But small is the gate and narrow that leads to life, (obedience to Jesus) and only a few find it.’ Matt. 6:13-14
The scripture says, ‘God hates pride.’ Proverbs 18:13. (You can understand why God almighty hates every sin, for it creates disgrace; also, as you are aware the majority of humans hate evil behaviours – it is wisdom of God.)
So, what does God do to deal with our pride? He diminishes it; before you know it, your beauty disappears slowly; your energy is decreased by aging; your confidence goes down; things you rely on suddenly disappear; job gone; money disappears; your country is riddled by problems, and the list goes on.
When we become a born-again Christians, God Almighty helps us to deal with pride; After embarking on the beautiful journey of Christianity, we feed ourselves with the word of God; and the more we do it, the more we gain; for the scripture says, ‘God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble.’ When a person humbles themselves, they believe in God (YHWH) as our Creator, they believe in Jesus as our saviour, they believe the Biblical scriptures as the true word of God, and they don’t rationalize their own false beliefs.
So, if you want to get rid of a pride attitude, you have to acknowledge that without God, it is impossible to do anything; and without him it is impossible to be happy, for he provides food, health, weather, good relationships, etc. And for many of us who have made the biggest decision of all, we acknowledge that without the Holy Spirit (connected to God and Jesus Christ) we wouldn’t be in the Kingdom of God. Jesus said, ‘I tell you the truth, no one can see the Kingdom of God unless he/she is born again (a spiritual transformation in Jesus Christ).’ John 3
Jesus also said, ‘No one can come to me unless the Father who sent me draws him or her and I will raise them the last day. (John 6:44). So, that means we cannot gain salvation by our own effort. For when God examines us and sees that we are responsive and are willing to be obedient to his word, he helps us to understand and unites us to Himself, the Holy Spirit and Jesus Christ.
We also learn from Jesus who humbled himself before God and man-kind; the scripture says, ‘Who being in very nature of God, did not consider equality with God something to be grasped, but humbled himself, taking the very nature of a servant…. therefore, God exalted him to the highest place and gave him the name that is above every name, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue confess that Jesus is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.’ (Philippians 1:6-11)
As I mentioned at the beginning readers, I’m not going to beat about the bush, I have to say it as it is – the truth. Find other questions in this blog, to help you understand our God almighty.