A subtle enemy!
Reade, "On Indwelling Sin")
"I hate pride and arrogance." Proverbs 8:13
Pride is a subtle enemy.
Pride spoils all that we think, and speak, and do.
Pride is the last sin which dies, and expires only with
the life of the believer. Through his whole pilgrimage
he has to contend against spiritual pride, in all its
specious and multiplied forms.
all spring from pride!
Pride is a root of bitterness, out of which
the following vices profusely grow . . .
love of human applause,
seeking of honor,
contempt of others,
There is no end to this extensive evil,
which infects the hearts of men, and
fills the earth with misery and blood.