This post is in response to one of my followers who asked this question:
“Here is one that came up at our Bible study tonight: is it right to judge someone when they are being prideful or arrogant? We looked at Romans 14:1-13 and 1 Corinthians 5:1-3 to try to find out. I couldn’t find out.”
Well, this is a tough one. I think that a sin as pride is a very small but active sin (James4:161 John 2:16). It is one of the sins that is the root of other sins. I think it is appropriate to reprimand another for being prideful, but only after you have taken the pride out of your own heart (Luke 6:42). If someone is being prideful in a way that could hurt themselves, or worse, others, I think it is appropriate to talk to them about it. However, do it gently. Who likes to be told they are doing something wrong?