Consequences For Narcissists*, Continued

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Psalm 31:23

23 ……. The Lord preserves the faithful
And fully recompenses the proud doer.

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Galatians 6:7

Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, this he will also reap.

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Jeremiah 17:10 – “I, the Lord, search the heart, I test the mind, Even to give to each man according to his ways, According to the results of his deeds.

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While narcissists* (those with insolent pride) often do seem to “get away with” their actions, God says that ultimately they will receive everything they deserve.  While we discussed here and here the timeless consequences which they will receive, narcissists will also consistently and repeatedly receive consequences in their current lives as well.  These consequences are partly the natural consequences of straying from God’s perfect design for successful living, but also are God’s way to get the narcissists’ attention in order to avoid the much more serious timeless consequences.  (Of course, narcissists tend not to listen.)
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Some of the consequences include:
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A life filled with conflict and strife……..

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Proverbs 13:10 – Through insolence comes nothing but strife, But wisdom is with those who receive counsel.

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People initially embracing them, but ultimately shunning them…….
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Proverbs 24:9 – The devising of folly is sin, And the scoffer is an abomination to men.
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Making a lot of mistakes (see here and here for more on this)………
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Proverbs 16:18 – Pride goes before destruction, And a haughty spirit before stumbling.
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……And occasionally experiencing sudden rejection, such as getting fired or other types of rejection
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Proverbs 19:29 – Judgments are prepared for scoffers, And blows for the back of fools.  (see here on “scoffers” = narcissists)
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Proverbs 22:10 – Drive out the scoffer, and contention will go out, Even strife and dishonor will cease.
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These natural consequences can apply equally to those who know God and to those who do not know God .
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* Narcissism is the modern colloquial term for what the Bible calls “insolent pride” – see here

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