A Short Study on Pride, Part 2—NT Concepts Cont.

How does the Bible define pride?

There is also the tuphoō, another form of pride from which we have to guard our hearts.

The person defined by this trait is clouded or somehow deluded.  Perhaps his is a private conceit, but he fills himself with mere vapor while believing himself to contain something more substantive.

Perhaps his foolish opinion developed because he received a position of honor too soon after his conversion (cf. 1 Tim 3:6). His delusion is common in false teachers, pushing them into a host of other problems (1 Tim 6:4f ). 

His condition will become endemic in the last days (3:4).

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