Pride is first in the seven deadly sins.
“A proud look” (or “haughty eyes”) tops the list of seven things God hates (Proverbs 6:16-17).
Yet most people agree that there is a type of pride that is good.
- Isn’t it a good thing, for example, to take pride in your work or in some achievement of excellence?
- Should we encourage our children to be proud of themselves — not in an egotistical sense, but in a way that promotes healthy self-respect?
If pride is a feeling of satisfaction at a job well done or a healthy sense of worth as made in God’s image, it’s not necessarily a bad quality.
The ugly side
But there’s an uglier side to pride that is not a good quality.
Sometimes it comes in “the form of inordinate self-congratulations” or a “blend of narcissism and conceit that we detest in others and sometimes tenderly protect in…
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