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Man’s Pride And Christ’s Humility 

    “And pour contempt on all my pride.”

    The life and death of our Lord Jesus Christ are a standing rebuke to every form of pride to which men are liable.  Note the contrast between these well-known sins and His own holy life:

    Pride of birth and rank.  “Is not this the carpenter’s son?...” (Matt. 13:55).

    Pride of wealth.  “…The Son of man hath not where to lay His head” (Matt. 8:20).

    Pride of respectability.  “…Can there any good thing come out of Nazareth?...” (John 1:46).

    Pride of personal appearance.  “…He hath no form nor comeliness…” (Isa. 53:2).

    Pride of reputation.  “…Behold a man gluttonous, and a winebibber, a friend of publicans and sinners…” (Matt. 11:19).

    Pride of independence.  “…Many others which ministered unto Him of their substance” (Luke 8:3).

    Pride of learning.  “…How knoweth this Man letters, having never learned” (John 7:15).

    Pride of superiority.  “…I am among you as He that serveth” (Luke 22:27).  “…He humbled Himself…” (Phil. 2:8).  “…Made a curse for us…” (Gal. 3:13).

    Pride of success.  “He came unto His own, and His own received Him not” (John 1:11).  “He was despised and rejected of men…” (Isa. 53:3).

    Pride of self-reliance.  “He went down to Nazareth and was subject unto them” (Luke 2:51).

    Pride of ability.  “I can of Mine own self do nothing…” (John 5:30).

    Pride of self-will.  “…I seek not Mine own will, but the will of the Father which hath sent Me” (John 5:30).

    Pride of resentment.  “…Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do…” (Luke 23:34).

    “But God forbid that I should glory, save in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ...” (Gal. 6:14).