By: Dr. Garrett Higbee
July 29th, 2021
For the most part, people come to biblical counseling because something in their lives or relationships is not working. Those who are suffering come to be comforted and encouraged by God’s Word to endure, respond biblically, or to put their past in its place biblically. There are also those who come with what the Bible calls “works of the flesh” or sin patterns (Gal. 5:19-21). This post focuses on how pride is often at the root of this type of behavior.
Pride is the most dangerous of sins because it creates huge blind spots in our character and can lead to an unteachable spirit. If pride is left unchecked, we can grow callous to the sanctifying work of the Holy Spirit. But how do we show someone their pride? How do we stay away from condemnation and move to deep conviction when they seem clueless or even caustic? How do we keep the hope of the gospel front and center in counseling?