Edwards writes, “Some, in their great rejoicing before God, have not paid sufficient regard to that rule in Psalm — ‘Worship the Lord with reverence, and rejoice with trembling.’” Others of us feel no confidence before God.
We doubt the power of Christ’s blood and we’re stuck staring at ourselves instead of Christ.
Pride is hungry for attention, respect, and worship in all its forms.
In his essay on undetected pride, Jonathan Edwards points out seven sneaky symptoms of the infection of pride. The eminently humble Christian has so much to do at home and sees so much evil in his own that he is not apt to be very busy with other hearts.
While pride causes us to filter out the evil we see in ourselves, it also causes us to filter out God’s goodness in others. Those who have the sickness of pride in their hearts speak of others’ sins with contempt, irritation, frustration, or judgment.