“Pride is when sinful human beings aspire to the status and position of God and refuse to acknowledge their dependence upon Him.”

He backs this up with John Calvin’s statement “God cannot bear with seeing His glory appropriated by the creature in even the smallest degree, so intolerable to Him is the sacrilegious arrogance of those who, by praising themselves, obscure His glory as far as they can.”

Mahaney concludes, “No wonder God hates pride.” I would agree.