Thought for Today


Proverbs regarding arrogance, boasting, conceit, egotism, immodesty, narcissism, pride, vanity

  1. Remove perverse speech from your mouth; keep devious talk far from your lips.

    Prov. 4:24 (read whole chapter)

  2. A worthless and wicked person walks around saying perverse things;

    Prov. 6:12 (read whole chapter)

  3. The fear of the LORD is to hate evil; I hate arrogant pride and the evil way and perverse utterances.

    Prov. 8:13 (read whole chapter)

  4. When pride comes, then comes disgrace, but with humility comes wisdom.

    Prov. 11:2 (read whole chapter)

  5. With pride comes only contention, but wisdom is with the well-advised.

    Prov. 13:10 (read whole chapter)

  6. The discerning heart seeks knowledge, but the mouth of fools feeds on folly.

    Prov. 15:14 (read whole chapter)

  7. A person has joy in giving an appropriate answer, and a word at the right time - how good it is!
    The path of life is upward for the wise person, to keep him from going downward to Sheol.
    The LORD tears down the house of the proud, but he maintains the boundaries of the widow.

    Prov. 15:23-25 (read whole chapter)

  8. All a person's ways seem right in his own opinion, but the LORD evaluates the motives.

    Prov. 16:2 (read whole chapter)

  9. Pride goes before destruction, and a haughty spirit before a fall.

    Prov. 16:18 (read whole chapter)

  10. The wealth of a rich person is like a strong city, and it is like a high wall in his imagination.
    Before destruction the heart of a person is proud, but humility comes before honor.

    Prov. 18:11-12 (read whole chapter)

  11. A person's folly subverts his way, and his heart rages against the LORD.

    Prov. 19:3 (read whole chapter)

  12. The one who guards his mouth and his tongue keeps his life from troubles.

    Prov. 21:23 (read whole chapter)

  13. Do not speak in the ears of a fool, for he will despise the wisdom of your words.

    Prov. 23:9 (read whole chapter)

  14. Do you see a man wise in his own eyes? There is more hope for a fool than for him.

    Prov. 26:12 (read whole chapter)

  15. Do not boast about tomorrow; for you do not know what a day may bring forth.

    Prov. 27:1 (read whole chapter)

  16. The greedy person stirs up dissension, but the one who trusts in the LORD will prosper.
    The one who trusts in his own heart is a fool, but the one who walks in wisdom will escape.

    Prov. 28:25-26 (read whole chapter)

  17. Remove falsehood and lies far from me; do not give me poverty or riches, feed me with my allotted portion of bread,
    lest I become satisfied and act deceptively and say, "Who is the LORD?" Or lest I become poor and steal and demean the name of my God.

    Prov. 30:8-9 (read whole chapter)


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