Category  |  Pride

A Self-righteous Mind-set That Affects Our Relationship With God And Others Part 71

Our attitude is extremely important to God, especially when it’s reflected in our love for people.

Do Your Church Members Form Groups That Make Newcomers Want To Join? Part 70

In high school, we joke about the different cliques that form. The cheerleaders, the jocks, the drama club. If we’re not careful, church members sometimes form groups that make it difficult for newcomers to join.

Discover How Our Inner Thoughts Impact Our Outward Expressions Part 67

Too often, we build ourselves up by putting other people down. In fact, it’s so common we don’t always realize when we do it!

Find Out What It Means To Be Self-righteous, And How To Correct Our Attitude Part 66

We don’t use the term self-righteous much these days. Yet the tendency to have an over-inflated view of ourself is something all of us struggle with from time to time.

Practical Advice For Families From Jesus’ Parable Of The Prodigal Son Part 65

As parents, we try to distribute love to our children equally. No child gets special favor. But it’s not always easy! Let's reflect on a family relationship described by Jesus, and commonly known as the parable of the prodigal son.

How Often Do We Conduct A Checkup On Our Spiritual Health? Part 64

We go to the doctor for a yearly checkup as a preventative measure, but how often do we conduct a checkup on our spiritual health? Gain fresh insight from Luke chapter 15, and the parable of the prodigal son.

Is There A Critical Difference Between Self-respect And Self-righteousness? Part 63

God has gifted each one of us with talents and skills. But when we start comparing our gifts to those around us, we run the risk of becoming jealous, and sometimes proud.

Discover Practical Lessons On Life As We Continue The In-depth Study On The Prodigal Son Part 62

Have you ever been so uptight about following all the rules, and unintentionally hurt a good friend? A stringent legalistic approach can alienate the relationships we cherish most.

Cultivating A Right Perspective On Our Relationship With God And Others Part 60

Obedience to God represents far more than our allegiance to an arbitrary list of dos and don’ts. He wants a personal relationship with us!

The Importance Of Humility In Our Career, Our Achievements, And In All Our Relationships Part 59

Sometimes in the workplace, as we peer into the next cubicle, we feel a tinge of pride and even arrogance creep in. Receive more insight from our in-depth study on the Prodigal Son.

The Realities Of Keeping Our Motives Pure Part 10

If we’re honest with ourselves, and take a good look at our motives, our actions aren’t always as pure as we’d like to think. Doing the right things for the wrong reason can put a real damper on serving others.

Can Jesus’ Words To The Rich Man Really Be For Us? Part 26

If you spend time reading the Bible, you know that the commands and wisdom can be directly applied to us today. But what should we do when we read Jesus’ words to the rich man . . . sell all your possessions, give to the poor and follow me?

What Do You Do When You See Someone The World Considers An Outcast? Part 10

Part of our mandate as followers of God is to love the unlovely. A discussion on this important and sensitive topic.

Samson . . . A Man Who Defied God’s Direction, And As A Result, Took A Mighty Fall Part 37

We’re given many opportunities to follow God . . . and yet . . . our pride works against us. We tend to carve out our own path without regard to God’s direction.

Find Out How Genuine Humility Helps Us Draw Closer To God Part 41

Humility, according to the “Discover the Word” team, is seeing who we are before God. Developing a correct assessment of ourselves can take some work.