Pride and Betrayal

“See that ye are not lifted up unto pride; yea, see that ye do not boast” (Alma 38:11). Pride, in the scriptures, is when a person puts greater trust in himself or herself than in God. It also means that a person thinks he or she is superior to others. The opposite of this unrighteous pride is humility and submissiveness to the Lord and His commandments. Those who are humble strive to think of others in the same way they think of themselves, and they love God and put Him first in their lives. Try writing what might happen if a friend were prideful and boastful toward you. Think of your church calling or another opportunity you have to serve. Write one or two ways you will seek to be humble and avoid pride or boasting as you serve. Being lifted in pride is horrible and will turn people off! Don’t do it! Also in Psalms 119:165 it says, “Great peace have they which love thy law: and nothing shall offend them.”

 

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