Relational pride and humility
- Pride loves to talk, reveling in every self-exalting form of self-expression
- Pride is quite content with what it already knows.
- Pride assumes I already understand everything I need to.
- Pride assumes I don’t need help.
- Pride sinfully judges others by assuming they will respond negatively or unhelpfully if I am open.
- Pride uses conversation as broadcast time.
- Pride doesn’t need a spouse, just an audience.
- Pride denies what the gospel reveals about our seriously sinful condition (Proverbs 10:19; Gal 5:17)
- Humility asks questions and loves dialogue.
- Humility has never found someone it couldn’t learn something from.
- Humility assumes there is always more to learn about anything.
- Humility assumes I need others.
- Humility would rather be open and vulnerable than closed and independent.
- Humility uses conversation with a spouse to explore new worlds.
- Humility puts energy and effort into listening.
- Humility treats a spouse as a fellow traveler on the road of biblical wisdom.
- Humility that leads to intimacy takes an interest in one’s spouse as a gift from God.
- Humility believes what the gospel says about our desperate need for God and his grace – after we’re saved as well as before.
Note: (Gary and Betsy Ricucci, Love That Lasts, p.70-71)
You may also like:
- When Pride Poses As Humility- Part 1.
- When Pride Poses As Humility- Part 2.
- When Pride Poses As Humility- Part 3.