In my small group Bible study last night, we studied Isaiah 2. The last half of this chapter is filled with condemnation of pride, for “the Lord alone will be exalted.” In our discussion I asked this question: How can we diagnose pride in ourselves?
It is always difficult to see sin in ourselves, and this is the main reason that many in the small group responded by saying that we should ask those we are closest to about our pride. I heartily agree. But it may also be helpful to have some more specific questions to ask those friends. Toward that end I thought of two diagnostic questions, designed to be prayed over, and answered honestly before God.
- What is the worst insult someone else could direct at you?
- In what areas of your life do you make us/them comparisons?
Have these or other diagnostic questions helped you in your battle against pride? Please share in the comments.