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  • 1. James 4 Pride & Humility
  • 2. James 4 Pride & Humility Proverbs 16:25 There is a way that seems right to a man, but its end is the way to death.
  • 3. Terrell Owens
  • 4. Terrell Owens ―I’m in Hell.‖ – T.O. ―Be careful of making yourself the focal point of your own attentions.‖
  • 5. James 3:16 ―For where jealousy and selfish ambition exist, there will be disorder and every vile practice…
  • 6. James 4:1-3 What causes quarrels and what causes fights among you? Is it not this, that your passions are at war within you? You desire and do not have, so you murder. You covet and cannot obtain, so you fight and quarrel. You do not have, because you do not ask. You ask and do not receive, because you ask wrongly, to spend it on your passions.‖
  • 7. James 4:1-3 What causes quarrels and what causes fights among you? Is it not this, that your passions are at war within you? You desire and do not have, so you murder. You covet and cannot obtain, so you fight and quarrel. You do not have, because you do not ask. You ask and do not receive, because you ask wrongly, to spend it on your passions.‖
  • 8. Pride 1. Self-centeredness Pride is… 1. Self-centeredness
  • 9. James 4:1-3 What causes quarrels and what causes fights among you? Is it not this, that your passions are at war within you? You desire and do not have, so you murder. You covet and cannot obtain, so you fight and quarrel. You do not have, because you do not ask. You ask and do not receive, because you ask wrongly, to spend it on your passions.‖
  • 10. Pride 1. Self-centeredness Pride 1. Self-centeredness 2. Can only exist when comparing one to another
  • 11. Pride 1. Self-centeredness Pride 1. Self-centeredness 2. Can only exist when comparing one to another Where do I find my worth?
  • 12. James 4 Pride & Humility
  • 13. Pride • Where do I find my worth? – Abilities – Possessions – Relationships Where do I find my worth? • Abilities • Possessions • Relationships
  • 14. Pride • Where do I find my worth? – Abilities – Possessions – Relationships Where do I find my worth? • Abilities • Possessions • Relationships ―My life would be better and I would be better if ______.‖ ―I’m not as good as _____ because _____.‖
  • 15. James 3:16 ―For where jealousy and selfish ambition exist, there will be disorder and every vile practice…
  • 16. James 4 Pride & Humility
  • 17. James 4:4 You adulterous people! Do you not know that friendship with the world is enmity with God? Therefore whoever wishes to be a friend of the world makes himself an enemy of God.
  • 18. James 4 Pride & Humility
  • 19. Life without God ―Nature is not cruel, only pitilessly indifferent. This is one of the hardest lessons for humans to learn. We cannot admit that things might be neither good nor evil, neither cruel nor kind, but simply callous—indifferent to all suffering, lacking all purpose.‖ - Richard Dawkins
  • 20. James 4 Pride & Humility
  • 21. Life without God ―As long as you are proud you cannot know God. A proud man is always looking down on thing and people: and, of course, as long as you are looking down you cannot see something that is above you.‖ - C.S. Lewis
  • 22. James 4:5-8,10 … ―He [God] yearns jealously over the spirit that he has made to dwell in us‖? But he gives more grace. Therefore it [Scripture] says, ―God opposes the proud, but gives grace to the humble.‖ Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. Draw near to God and he will draw near to you…Humble yourselves before the Lord, and he will exalt you.
  • 23. James 4 Pride & Humility
  • 24. Jeremiah 9:23-24 Thus says the LORD: ―Let not the wise man boast in his wisdom, let not the mighty man boast in his might, let not the rich man boast in his riches, but let him who boasts boast in this, that he understands and knows me, that I am the LORD who practices steadfast love, justice, and righteousness in the earth. For in these things I delight, declares the LORD.‖
  • 25. Pride 1. Self-centeredness Good Pride Pride is good only when it reflects and recognizes the steadfast love, justice, and righteousness of the LORD.
  • 26. Luke 19:10 For the Son of Man came to seek and to save the lost.
  • 27. James 4 Pride & Humility