Four Reasons God Hates Pride

1 Peter 5:6–7


In this lab, Pastor John warns us that pride not only multiplies the weight of our anxieties, but makes our loving Creator, our honorable King, and our gracious God into our omnipotent enemy.

Principle for Bible Reading

Plan to Do, Not Just Hear

As you read the Word, remember the commandment of Jesus, reiterated by James, to be doers and not merely hearers of the Word (Matthew 7:24–27; James 1:22–25).

Seldom does anyone wander into obedience. Often we must take time to not only digest what we have read, but to plan for how we can practically obey God’s will.

Study Questions

  1. Why do you think God hates pride so much?
  2. What reasons can you see in 1 Peter 5:6–7 for why God hates our pride?
  3. Piper says, “One of the signs of humility is that we cast our anxieties upon him.” Humble yourself before God and pour out your anxieties before him.