Proud Speech en de Glory fan God

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I love kids. One of the reasons I love kids is because they show us ourselves. They’re like little mirrors. Lit my fertelle wat ik bedoel. Kids hawwe sa'n bytsje al fan de deselde problemen wy hawwe, mar dy problemen binne krekt in soad mear fanselssprekkend, omdat se net witte hoe te ferbergjen se noch. Dit is echt dúdlik wannear't kids dogge dingen se binne net bedoeld om te dwaan.

Ha jo ea sjoen in kid touch wat se binne net bedoeld om oanreitsje? They’ll look around to see if you’re looking. Se net skele oft oare kid siket; se gewoan net wolle folwoeksenen of âlden om te sjen. Wêrom se dogge dat, lykwols? Because they know you’re in charge, en se net wol dy te finen út omdat se witte jo binne de iene se hawwe om antwurd te.

Adults are the same way. Often we’re OK with doing things we’re not supposed to do, sa lang as de persoan wy moatte antwurd te net fine út. Jo binne bliid om rapper oant jo sjogge Cops foarút. Miskien wy binne bliid om wurk betiid sa lang as ús baas net fine út. 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, útsein it is it gesach wy moatte antwurd te.

Yn 1 samuel 2, Hannah prays in response to the birth of her son Samuel. And in this prayer, se warskôget oaren net te commit ien bepaald sûnde, omdat harren Judge is watching. Kear mei my nei 1 samuel haadstik 2, fers 3.

Net bliuwe prate sa grutsk of lit jo mûle prate sa'n arrogânsje, hwent de Heare is in God dy't wit, en troch him dieden binne rjucht.
(1 samuel 2:3)

Yn dizze tekst, Hannah warskôget ús tsjin prideful rede, because God will find out and He’ll hold us accountable for it. Dat is wat ik tink it wichtichste punt fan dit fers is: If you talk proudly, jo moatte antwurd oan God, foar it.

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, omdat se út nei God, and He’s the One you have to answer to. We won’t finally answer to our parents, of ús freonen, of ús hoeders, mar oan God.

Mei dat yn gedachten, Ik wol nei freegje in pear fragen te begripen de tekst better.

Fraach 1: Wat betsjuttet it To Talk Proudly?

It betsjut te brûken jo wurden te priizgje dysels.

Eftergrûn

Now typically we would think of self-exalting words as just simply bragging about how amazing we are, mar der binne in soad manieren om te praten grutsk. En ik tink ien fan de wizen dy't Hannah hat foar eagen is wat wy sjogge yn haadstik 1.

Hannah was the wife of a man named Elkanah. She wasn’t his only wife though. Hy hie ien mear frou hwaens namme wier Peninna. Peninna hie bern, mar Hannah wier ûnfruchtber. En Peninna soe yn prinsipe taunt Hannah oer it. En fanwegen har barrenness en dit taunting Hannah waard fertrietlik en se soe gûle.

Ik tink Peninna is in foarbyld fan de prideful rede Hannah warskôget ús tsjin. Peninna waard net allinne wizen op it feit dat hja hie bern. Se wie net allinne besocht te bringe Hannah fan 'e feiten. 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, dat wie net wier. Scripture clearly says that children are a gift from the Lord. Peninnah was talking proudly, en hja soe nei antwurd oan God foar it.

Manieren Wy Oerlis As grutske

Oft wy werkenne it of net, 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. Mar wy binne net priizget God foar it; the goal is making ourselves look better. I’ve caught myself doing this on many occasions. Miskien rint yn in âlde freon en se freegje my wat ik haw it dwaan. Ik soe sizze rapping, Mar ik woe leaver wize oan prizen of oare prestaasjes.

2. Of hoe oer de dingen wy sizze oer oaren? Sometimes we slander others. Wy wolle skilderjen se yn in minne ljocht, dus wy sille sjen goed. Maybe at work we point out that a particular co-worker is pretty lazy, sadat minsken sille fernimme it ferskil tusken dy twa. Of miskien ynstee fan wêzen genedich mei oaren, we’re self-righteous. We stand as a judge over them, omdat it makket ús fiele better oer ús geastlike triumphant. Dat is prideful spraak.

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.

Guon fan dizze foarbylden binne mear foar de hân as oaren. Sa hoe witte oft it is? Wat skiedt grutsk rede út ûnder fermelding feiten? Talking proudly is when you don’t acknowledge God as the One who’s sovereign and deserving of glory, yn dyn hert of de wurden sels. En as wy dogge dat, wy nimme gloarje dy't heart by God.

Jo wurden kinne erkenne God, mar wat oer dyn hert? Other people may not be able to tell the difference, but Hannah reminds us that the Lord is a God who knows. En as wy brûke ús wurden te priizgje ússels, wy moatte antwurd oan Him foar it.

Yn de tekst Hannah fertelt ús net te praten grutsk, en doe se fertelt ús wêrom: hwent de Heare is in God dy't wit en waacht dieden.

Fraach 2: Wêrom Do Wy Have nei Antwurd oan God foar Proud Speech?

Want it is in oanfal op syn gloarje.

As mar ien fan dy lêste beide sinnen wie wier, it would change a lot. If God knew, mar wie net de rjochter, or if God was the judge but didn’t know. But the perfectly just Judge is also the all-knowing God. Net allinne sil God útfine, Hy lústert. 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. hy wit. En as wy oanfallen Syn gloarje mei grutske rede, Hy sil witte.

rôvjen God

As ik wie te gean yn jo bankrekken, en nim jild en jilde it oan myn account, is dat stealing? Of course it is. Ik bin nimmen wat dat heart by dy, en tapassen it oan mysels. Ik kin net jaan mysels gjin fan jo jild sûnder it to nimmen út dy. En it is mis, want it heart by dy.

As minsken besykje te jaan harsels gloarje, they rob God of His. You cannot ascribe to yourself praise and glory, sûnder stellen fan God. Pride is an attack on God’s glory. Wêrom? Because an overestimation of self comes from an underestimation of God. Lit my sizze dat nochris: in overestimation fan sels komt út in Ûnderskatting fan God. En as wy sjogge yn 1 samuel 1, dit Ûnderskatting fan God, Ek liedt ta in Ûnderskatting fan oaren. Sa tinken te heech fan ússels komt fan tinken te lyts folk fan God, en liedt ta it tinken te lyts folk fan oaren.

Peninna waard fersinne. Sy heech rûsd wurden harsels troch harsels op 'e Sovereign troan, as if she opened her own womb. And we’re often guilty of the same. Wy tinke wy binne de lju, dy't moatte krije kredyt foar dy promoasje, of dy well-gedrage him bern, of ús finansjele situaasje. Ja, God sil leanje ús hurde wurk, but that doesn’t guarantee anything. God’s will is the real deciding factor in every situation. Wat giet úteinlik is net ús krêft, ús wiisheid, of sels ús trou.

Prideful Speech

So pride is wrong. All of us have some pride in our hearts that we must fight. As jo ​​tinke yn dyn hert dat jo fertsjinje gloarje, that itself is a sin. But prideful speech is taking it to another level. How could we, as sûndich minske, hawwe de audacity, net allinnich om tinke wy binne weardich fan Gods hearlikheid, mar om eins presintearje it dy't wize nei oaren? To try to convince others to give us the glory that belongs to God alone. Talking proudly is like not only robbing someone, mar fertellen elkenien oer it en stimulearjen har te dwaan itselde.

It iennichste ding is, 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. Dat is wêrom Hannah seit wy moatte net dwaan it.

Prideful rede is picking in gefjocht mei God, which is why it’s inconsistent with the life of a believer. As wy dat hearden moarn, "God tsjin de grutske, mar jout genede oan de dimmene. "

Deeds woegen

As wy binne net yn Kristus, ús grutske wurden, 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, please krije te witte Him. Bikear jimme fen jimme sûnde, and throw yourself on His mercy. He was incredibly humble—humble enough to die so that sinners like you and me can live. Hy omheech út it grêf mei alle macht, en ropt de minsken te folgje Him. Wy graach te praten nei jo mear oer dat dêrnei.

Mar as kristenen, wat betsjut it foar ús dieden wurde woegen? 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. Doe't wy stean foar God, 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.

Ek, we want to please the Father. Of course He’s pleased with us in Christ, mar wy wolle Him te wêzen bliid mei ús goede dieden dy't komme út it leauwe yn Kristus. Wy wolle behaagje ús leafdefolle God.

Wy moatte net tastean heechmoedich wurden te komme út ús mûle. En al sille wy moatte antwurd oan God foar ús grutske rede, wy moatte priizgje God, dat ús sûnden wurde dutsen yn Kristus.

Sa as wy wolle God wurde ferhearlike troch ús rede, hoe wy stride dit arrogante Oerlis?

Fraach 3: Hoe Do Wy Fight Proud Speech?

Wy dogge dat troch bliid yn God.

Wy moatte watch ús rede, but that’s not enough. It’s like telling someone with a cold the solution is just to hold their sneeze in. Nee, de sykte is wat moat wurde oanfallen.

The proud heart rejoices in itself. But the humble heart rejoices in God. Sjoch by de earste wurden fan Hannah syn gebed yn ferzen 1: “My heart rejoices in the Lord.” Hannah shows us the proper response to the Lord’s blessing. Net allinnich bliid yn wat de Heare hat jûn, mar yn 'e Giver Himself. Us antwurd koe wêze grutsk, mar ynstee dat moat produsearje dimmenens yn ús, want wy krije in kado fan God

God gives and takes away. God distributes and withholds. Mar Hy docht dat allegearre foar ús goede en syn gloarje. We falter when we begin to depend on those things too much. Rejoicing in God kills both pride and hopelessness.

Hoe bliid yn God,? Do what it takes to remind yourself who’s behind everything. Praise God when you receive that check. Dit is wêrom wy tankje God foar ús iten. Remembering that it’s arrogant to assume our plans will always go forth. Say Hear ree. Give glory to God when others congratulate you on your accomplishments. Net foar in minút tastean dyn hert te nimmen credit. Watch jo prideful rede. Find de woartels fan grutskens yn dyn hert.

Konklúzje

Alle single ien fan ús is jûn in amazing gelegenheid mei elk wurd wy prate. Wy krije te brûken ús wurden te forhearlikje de God dy't makke ús. Wy krije te brûken ús wurden te helpen oaren sjogge God foar de hearlike Hear, dy't Hy is.

So my encouragement is not to use your words to exalt yourself. Ynstee, brûke se te dwaan wat jo wienen makke om te dwaan-jaan eare oan God. It alles heart ta Him dochs.

Litte wy bidde.

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20 comments

  1. faithchanda171Antwurdzje

    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. ChristopherAntwurdzje

    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. BlessedAntwurdzje

    So nourishing! Dankewol! ik hâld hjir fan: “Talking proudly is when you don’t acknowledge God as the One who’s sovereign and deserving of glory, yn dyn hert of de wurden sels. En as wy dogge dat, wy nimme gloarje dy't heart by God” and this:”Doe't wy stean foar God, 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.Antwurdzje

    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.
    Tankewol foar it dielen.

  5. jasonAntwurdzje

    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?

    • Trip LeeAntwurdzje

      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?

      • JesseAntwurdzje

        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. JohnAntwurdzje

    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. DaughterofGodAntwurdzje

    I am having a hard time with this quote: “As jo ​​tinke yn dyn hert dat jo fertsjinje gloarje, 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, eerlijk, 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. MichaelAntwurdzje

    I just want to take this opportunity to thank you (Trip Lee) 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. JBAntwurdzje

    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.

    • Trip LeeAntwurdzje

      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. Romeinen 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!

      Reis

  10. RWAntwurdzje

    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, tinzen, 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. jonathanAntwurdzje

    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. MeganAntwurdzje

    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. JBAntwurdzje

    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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