Voi fieru è u Gloria di Diu

I MUVRINI

I love i ziteddi. Unu di i mutivi I love ziteddi hè perchè ci si mostra stessi. Iddi Patrunu, comu picca specchi. Aviti a sapiri ca chiddu ca havi garbu,. Kids hannu limita tutti di la stessa prublemi, avemu, ma quelli prublemi sò ghjustu assai più chiaru, pirchi nun sacciu comu pi ammucciari li added. Chistu è veru chjaru quandu i ziteddi fà e cose ch'elli ùn sona u pensa à fà.

Aghju mai vistu un caprettu tocco qualcosa ch'elli ùn sona u pensà à a tuccari unu cû? Iddi Mulateri Di L'acquamarina à vede s'è tù l'cerca. Iddi nun te ne cure si un antru caprettu hè cherche; iddi sulu picchì nun vogghiu generale o parenti, à vede. Cumu hè chì per quessa chì, sippuru? Pirchi sa vo Patrunu in u cumandante, è ch'elli ùn vogliu micca fàlla tu a scupriri picchì sannu si sona u unu iddi hannu pà risponda à.

Generale sò la listessa manera. Spissu avemu Patrunu OK cun facennu li cosi avemu micca l'pensa à fà, Quant'ellu pobbe la pirsuna chi avemu à risponde à ùn p'attruvari. U Patrunu Du cuntenti a la vilucità finu a te quanta favino anticipu. Citadella da noi Patrunu Du zing a partiri di travagghiu cchiù longhi cum'è u nostru pasquale ùn p'attruvari. Maybe some of us cheat on tests as long as the professor doesn’t catch us. We don’t usually care if people know we’re doing something wrong, s'ellu hè u putere avemu à risponde à.

in 1 Samuel 2, Hannah prays in response to the birth of her son Samuel. And in this prayer, idda sprona altri, ùn a rimettu unu peccatu particulari, parchì i so jùrici ci hè quandu vegu. Turn cun mè à 1 capitulu Samuel 2, versu 3.

Ùn tena parrannu accussì si misi a vuciari, o chì a vostra bocca parlà tali arruganza, di u Signore hè un Diu chì sà, e par ellu malfatte si pisava.
(1 Samuel 2:3)

In stu testu, Hannah ni dunanu cunsigli contr'à discursu prideful, because God will find out and He’ll hold us accountable for it. Hè ciò chì ci pensu a lu puntu principali di sta ditta hè: If you talk proudly, tu Mulateri Di L'hannu pà risponda à Diu di lu.

We may be tempted to think our prideful words don’t matter much. But if you think your prideful words don’t matter, I’m afraid for you. They should matter to you, picchi si contani à Diu, and He’s the One you have to answer to. We won’t finally answer to our parents, o i nostri amichi, o nostru Fr., ma à Diu.

Cù chì a menti, Vogliu à dumandà à una pochi di e dumande di capisce u testu megghiu.

quistioni 1: Cosa Dunqua Hè la luna To Talk misi a vuciari?

Volesi dì à aduprà a to parolle à fin'à présenter.

fondo

Now typically we would think of self-exalting words as just simply bragging about how amazing we are, ma ùn ci sunnu tanti modi di parrari si misi a vuciari. È mi pari unu di i modi ca Hannah hà a menti hè ciò chì si vede a lezziò 1.

Hannah was the wife of a man named Elkanah. She wasn’t his only wife though. Iddu avìa unu di più moglia, u so nome era Peninnah. Peninnah avia i zitelli, ma Hannah era sterile;. È Peninnah avissi tuttu summatu era nciuria Hannah avvinta. È per via di u so barrenness e sta taunting Hannah fu vi turmintate, è ùn si pienghje.

Penzu Peninnah hè un esempiu di l 'idiomi prideful Hannah ni dunanu cunsigli contru à. Peninnah ùn era ghjustu mustrannu fora lu fattu ca idda avia i zitelli. Idda nun fu piazzà a ricurdari Hannah di i custatti. She was taunting her, boasting over her, tormenting her.

That just sounds like she’s being mean. How is it talking proudly? Well it seems like Peninnah was using this as a way to assert herself over Hannah. It seems like she was assuming that somehow her bearing of children made her better than Hannah, chi nun era vera. Scripture clearly says that children are a gift from the Lord. Peninnah was talking proudly, è ch'ella avaria pussutu risponda à Diu di lu.

Maneri Si ne misi a vuciari

Ch'ella si ricunnosce lu, o micca, we all talk proudly and speak with arrogance in a variety of ways:

1. One obvious way is bragging about our accomplishments. Sometimes we can’t wait to tell others about what we have and what we’ve accomplished. Ma noi ùn sona u Diu di lu; the goal is making ourselves look better. I’ve caught myself doing this on many occasions. Citadella da corsa in un vechju amicu è à mè ciò chi pensu è statu jittatu si dumanda. Iò vi putissi diri rapping, ma I d'piuttostu puntu à volti o àutri mprisi.

2. Or quantu su li cosi no rispundimu: su 'autri? Sometimes we slander others. Vulemu à pinghja elli in una gattiva di luce, tantu no Mulateri Di L'taliari bonu. Maybe at work we point out that a particular co-worker is pretty lazy, tantu ca i pirsoni ca s'addunau di lu diffarenza trà voi dui. O forsi 'nveci di fari e parolle cù altri, we’re self-righteous. We stand as a judge over them, à noi perchè ùn face sentu megliu u nostru ficiru spirituali. Chì hè un linguàgiu prideful.

3. Or sometimes even when we say good things. Maybe it’s a testimony on a Sunday night. It could be a gripping story about God’s work in a friend’s life, but your motives could be your glory instead of God’s. Or letting someone know you’ve been praying for them. Or teaching a Sunday School class. Even good things can be proud speech if your goal is exalting yourself.

Certi di sti esempii sò più grossi cà altri. So come ùn sapete s'ellu si tratta di? Cosa stacca discursu superba da facts, è chì stabilisce? Talking proudly is when you don’t acknowledge God as the One who’s sovereign and deserving of glory, in u to core o li palori si. È quandu avemu a fari ju ca, avemu piglià a gloria chì appartene à Diu.

I paroli pò ricunnosce à Diu, ma ciò chì circa u to core? Other people may not be able to tell the difference, but Hannah reminds us that the Lord is a God who knows. È s'è no aduprà a nostra parolle à fin'à noi stessi, avemu Mulateri Di L'hannu pà risponda à ellu di lu.

In u testu Hannah nni nzigna nun parrari si misi a vuciari, e allura picchì idda dici a: perchè u Signore hè un Diu chì sà è pesa da malfatte.

quistioni 2: Perchè Ùn Chjamu a Avanti à Diu di stampa I Muvrini?

Postu ch'ellu si trattava d'un attaccu nant'à a so gloria.

Si sulu unu di quelli noms dui frase chì era vera, it would change a lot. If God knew, ma ùn era u ghjùdice, or if God was the judge but didn’t know. But the perfectly just Judge is also the all-knowing God. Non solu chì Diu p'attruvari, Iddu d'ascolto. God is at all times tuned in to every conversation that’s happening. Almost like He has an infinite amount of security cameras placed in every square foot of the earth. sà. È s'è no attaccà a so gloria di Cristu cu discursu fieru, Iddu saparanu.

arrubbannu Diu

Si eru 'andà in u vostru contu banca, è piglià soldi è dalli a mio contu, è chì a rubari? Of course it is. Je suis pigghiannu quarchi cosa chì appartene à tè, e entrata hè di duvè. I nun pò dà vigore à nisunu di i vostri soldi, senza ripiglià si da voi. E qualle sbagghiatu picchi appartene à tè.

Quandu humains pruvà à dà si gloria, they rob God of His. You cannot ascribe to yourself praise and glory, senza a rubari da Diu. Pride is an attack on God’s glory. Perchè? Because an overestimation of self comes from an underestimation of God. Chì mi dicu chì torna: un overestimation di autuditirminazzioni vene da una underestimation di Diu. È comu si vidi a 1 Samuel 1, stu underestimation di Diu, custì dinò a un underestimation di autri. So rifletta troppu pienu di noi stessi vene da rifletta troppu serva di Diu,, è chì sbocca nantu à rifletta troppu ùmili di autri.

Peninnah fu cunvinzioni. stissa Idda overestimated pi mettilu stissa supra lu tronu Sovereign, as if she opened her own womb. And we’re often guilty of the same. Avemu pensu no sacciu ca chiddi chi passati gratitùdine per chì a prumuzioni, o quelli zitelli buanu, o di a nostra situazione finanziaria. Iè, Diu vi Grazii a lu nostru travagliu, but that doesn’t guarantee anything. God’s will is the real deciding factor in every situation. Cosa chì finalmenti ùn hè micca a nostra forza, a nostra a saviezza, o ancu u nostru fideltà.

Voi Prideful

So pride is wrong. All of us have some pride in our hearts that we must fight. Quandu si pensa à u to core chì ti meriti gloria, that itself is a sin. But prideful speech is taking it to another level. How could we, humains comu piccatu, hannu la facci tosta, micca solu à pinsà à noi Patrunu Du degnu di a gloria di Diu, ma a Casa Musicale di prisentà hè chì modu d'altri? To try to convince others to give us the glory that belongs to God alone. Talking proudly is like not only robbing someone, ma cu disinvultura tutti 'avvinta, è elli prumossi a fari lu stissu.

A sola cosa hè, God doesn’t need video footage to know you’re guilty. God will not tolerate human beings trying to rob Him of His glory and encouraging others to do the same. Qualessu hè per quessa Hannah dici: no nun avissi a fari lu.

linguàgiu Prideful hè a maredda na sciarra cu Diu, which is why it’s inconsistent with the life of a believer. Comu avemu intesu sta matina, "Diu, s'oppone à u fieru, ma duna grazia à u gratu. "

Cavazzoni pisava

S'è no nun sacciu ca in Cristu, i nostri palori fieru, will be yet another reason for God to punish us. Our evil deeds will continue to help the overwhelming case against us. If you’re not in Christ, there is nothing more terrifying than an all-knowing Judge. So if you’re here tonight and you don’t Jesus, piaciri se rendre à cunnoscu. Alluntana da u vostru piccatu, and throw yourself on His mercy. He was incredibly humble—humble enough to die so that sinners like you and me can live. Iddu cci nisciva di la fossa incù tutti i puteri, e chiama omi à seguità à Ghjesù. Avemu d'amuri lu discursu à voi di più su chi pü.

Ma comu Cristiani, ciò chì vol 'dì di a nostra malfatte à esse pisava? Every believer in this room will have to answer to God for every proud word they speak, but our judgment will be different. Christ has already taken our sins on the cross. But this warning should still impact the way we live. Quand'è no tengu davanti à Diu, our deeds will either testify to the fact that we’ve trusted in Christ or that we were too proud to trust in Christ alone.

Also, we want to please the Father. Of course He’s pleased with us in Christ, ma ch'è no vulemu ellu à esse lusingatu cù i nostri boni opere chì esce di a fede in Cristu. Vulemu pi fariti u nostru Diu, amare.

Ùn si deve permette à e parolle tamanta di cullà da u nostru foci. È s'è no ci vò à risponde à Diu di a nostra discursu fieru, no ùn ludà à Diu, ca li nostri piccati sò cuparti in Cristu.

So s'è no vulemu Diu per esse glurificatu da u nostru discursu, cumu hè chì no cummàttiri sta conversazione arruganti?

quistioni 3: Cumu Ùn avemu Lotta Novelle I Muvrini?

Avemu do it par ralègranu in Diu.

Ci duvia fighjulà u nostru modi i, but that’s not enough. It’s like telling someone with a cold the solution is just to hold their sneeze in. Innò, u malatia hè ciò chì ci vole à esse attaccò.

The proud heart rejoices in itself. But the humble heart rejoices in God. Talìa a li primi palori di na preghiera d'Hannah in versi 1: “My heart rejoices in the Lord.” Hannah shows us the proper response to the Lord’s blessing. Nùn ralègranu in ciò chì u Signore ci hà datu, ma in u stessu Giver. A nostra risposta putissi essiri orgogliosi, ma 'nveci si avissi a prudùciri Megliu à noi, picchì stamu a riciviri un rigalu da Diu

God gives and takes away. God distributes and withholds. Ma ùn face tuttu per a nostra bona è a so gloria. We falter when we begin to depend on those things too much. Rejoicing in God kills both pride and hopelessness.

How do you aligria, à Diu? Do what it takes to remind yourself who’s behind everything. Praise God when you receive that check. Ghjè perquessa chì ci ringraziu Diu prima di u nostru pastu. Remembering that it’s arrogant to assume our plans will always go forth. Baila Signore vuluntaria. Give glory to God when others congratulate you on your accomplishments. Ùn per un minutu permettenu à i vostri cori à piglià gratitùdine. Watch vostru discorsu prideful. Truvà u radiche di sprima in u vostru core.

cunchiusioni

Ogni sìngulu unu di noi hè statu datu un maravigghiusu uccasioni cù ogni parolla avemu parrari. Niàutri pigghiamu a usari li nostri palori à Amistad u Diu, chi ci hai datu. Niàutri pigghiamu a usari li nostri palori à aiutà altri vede à Diu di la gluriusa Signore, ca Iddu è.

So my encouragement is not to use your words to exalt yourself. Invece, purteti à fà ciò chì vo foru criati pi fari-dà a gloria à Diu. Hè tuttu chì appartene à ellu di sbluccà.

Chì l'precu.

Ardu

20 commenti

  1. faithchanda171rispondi

    dear lord,our rejoice in for you alone deserve all the glory.help us lord to rejoice in you always and not to rob you of your glory and may we all be humbled before. Forgive us for hurting you and people when we speak with pride. Please dear help to be more conscience with the things we say…amen

  2. Christopherrispondi

    Man the introduction pulled me init is the truth! Ever since I’ve have children of my own I see myself in them daily. The whole message you delivered blessed me! Grace and Peace!

  3. Blessedrispondi

    So nourishing! Grazie! Mi piaci stu: “Talking proudly is when you don’t acknowledge God as the One who’s sovereign and deserving of glory, in u to core o li palori si. È quandu avemu a fari ju ca, avemu piglià a gloria chì appartene à Diu” and this:”Quand'è no tengu davanti à Diu, our deeds will either testify to the fact that we’ve trusted in Christ or that we were too proud to trust in Christ alone.

  4. Eveno M.rispondi

    This was a wonderful read. Even in our humility, we need to be careful that we are not doing to make men see that we are humble, which in itself is prideful.
    It explains why the Greek philosophers did not believe that humility was a virtue because many can fake it.
    Par via di u sparte.

  5. jasonrispondi

    I don’t mean to throw Trip under the bus or have any intention in starting a debate online. I only ask for clarification. I am a recent graduate looking for a job. How do we not speak proudly in a job interview where we have to in some way be comfortable about explaining the good achievements to possible employers?

    • viaghju Venturispondi

      Hey Jason
      You’re not throwing me under the bus bro! I think that’s a great question. As I said above, proud speech is when you use your words to exalt yourself. It’s when you refuse to acknowledge God as Sovereign and deserving of the glory.

      You can explain your achievements and convince someone you’d do a good job without robbing God of His glory (after all, our devotion to Him should lead us to work with excellence). You don’t have to sayto God be the gloryafter every sentence, but you should do it all with a humble posture recognizing God as the giver of all good gifts. There’s a big difference between humbly pointing to your competence or arrogantly boasting. Make sense?

      • Jesserispondi

        How, in a culture that frowns upon Christian values being expressed, are we suppose to get, and hold an honest paying job, without our pride getting the best of us? I’m also not trying to throw you under the bus and find faults, but as a teenager who wants desperately to live anunashamed lifestyleand spread the gospel in everything they do, I also need a job. I think the problem is not being able to express our self at a workplace without the fear of being fired.

  6. Ghjuvannirispondi

    Jason,
    Like he said, speaking proudly isn’t just stating facts. It’s seeking to exalt yourself instead of God. You can convince someone you’d do a good job, without robbing God of the glory he deserves for your skill and excellent work

  7. DaughterofGodrispondi

    I am having a hard time with this quote: “Quandu si pensa à u to core chì ti meriti gloria, that itself is a sin.When I do something excellently, I desire a pat on the back, a word of encouragement, or some indication that my work is received as excellent. We praise athletes and sports teams tirelessly, and our entire world operates on awards and platforms that honor excellence. So how do I practically ‘deadenthis desire of mine when, honestly, I don’t want to? I guess just by, in our hearts, acknowledging that our excellence and the work of our hands comes from Him, and attributing all accolades we receive to Him.

  8. Michaelrispondi

    I just want to take this opportunity to thank you (viaghju Ventu) for letting God use you to glorify him. Me and my wife really enjoy your music. Our favorite song of course isGood Thing”. I read that you discontinued making music to further pursue your ministry, is this true? We need more rappers like you bro.

  9. JBrispondi

    Trip I agree with most of everything you mentioned in this blog regarding the value of our words except the statement you made thatGod gives and takes away and he distributes and withholds”. God is 100% good! There is not an ounce of bad in him to try to do harm or take anything away from us. Satan steals (takes/withholds), kills, and destroys. We as believers (or non-believers) do it to ourselves by disobeying (or being ignorant of) the spiritual standard God has already set on the earth. God hates pride primarily because it causes a blockage to receive the full goodness he so dearly wants us to have which can give Satan (and his forces) legal right to come in and capitalize on our prideful ways. This is not hate speech or trying to talk down to you but an open dialogue which I believe is the benefit of a blog.

    • viaghju Venturispondi

      Hey JB
      Thanks for reading! And for your encouraging words. I agree with you that God is 100% good. There’s no doubt about that. But that doesn’t mean He doesn’t take away. What about Job 1:21? Some of what I said above was an exact quotation from that verse. “Naked I came from my mother’s womb, and naked I will depart. The Lord gave and the Lord has taken away; may the name of the Lord be praised.”

      So God does take away, and He’s still good. The beautiful thing is, God uses even bad things for good in the lives of His people. Rumani 8:28 is a good example of this. I may write a whole post on this so I can make it more clear. Thanks again for reading!

      viaghju

  10. RWrispondi

    Jesse,
    As Trip mentioned, God knows all. Whether you give God glory out loud or take credit for your accomplishments out loud, God knows who your heart is giving glory to. Speaking to God’s glory aloud can also be pride speech if your heart is not truly giving glory to God. When we constantly speak of God’s glory around nonbelievers, we are like Peninnah and the nonbelievers are like Hannah. As Christians we have a tendency to feel threatened when we cannot openly praise God. Among nonbelievers we are like Penenniah with a spiritual blessing instead of children and the nonbelievers are Hannah that are left without such blessings as Hannah was without children. What we feel is praise to God, is actually boasting of our blessings. We must be ready to give praise to God at all times but we must not forget about the lost souls who choose not be with Him. You can take recognition of your accomplishments and even take responsibility without taking glory away from God. You received those blessings because you chose to walk His path. Give God glory in your heart, pinsamenti, and prayers. Your words are just that, words. Never lie either. If an interviewer were to ask how you’ve done the things you’ve done, use the word faith. Faith is your choice, by your choice God has chosen to bless you, by giving glory to god for those blessings He will continue to do so. On another note, if you are struggling to find work try to reach out to God even more.

  11. Jonathanrispondi

    This is a message I definitely needed to hear. I find myself battling with self-righteousness even on Facebook posts that are about God. I guess I need to look deep into my motives for everything I do. My brothers and sisters in Christ, if y’all would, pray for me!

  12. Meganrispondi

    thanks so much for sharing your messages. i’m 14 and my family doesn’t go to church so i really need this and other Christian resources and stuff to help me figure out what’s what about faith if that makes any sense so thank you for sharing its really helpful and encouraging.

  13. JBrispondi

    Dig that Trip. Appreciate the feedback bro but unfortunately we’ll have to agree to disagree on this one. Lol.. There is a verse in Job that statesGod gives and he takes awaybut it was the words of Job not God. Job was righteous and blameless in the sight of the Lord but the moment he spoke those words it came from an ignorant point of view of how he perceived God operated. Reading through the rest of Job (specifically chapters 38-41) God speaks to Job about how ignorant he has spoken of him and asks him questions regarding his assumptions. In Job 42:3 (NIRV) Job replied to God and said: “You asked me, ‘Who do you think you are to disagree with my plans? You do not know what you are talking about.I spoke about things I didn’t completely understand. I talked about things that were too wonderful for me to know.Then in the 6th verse Job said: “So I hate myself. I’m really sorry for what I said about you. That’s why I’m sitting in dust and ashes.After he repented that’s when things started to go real well for him again. God wanted him to see he didn’t take away all his stuff (it was Satan) and it was the fear Job displayed in the beginning of the book that allowed Satan access to enter his life. Trip I don’t want to make a show of our conversation on the ‘comment sectionso if you see necessary just contact my email for reply. I admire your talent and your heart to serve God man. Later

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