Stolt Mál og dýrð Guðs

kynning

Ég elska börnin. One of the reasons I love kids is because they show us ourselves. They’re like little mirrors. Leyfðu mér að segja þér hvað ég meina. Krakkarnir hafa ansi mikið allt af sömu vandamál við höfum, en þau vandamál eru bara miklu meira augljóst vegna þess að þeir vita ekki hvernig á að fela þeim enn. Þetta er mjög skýr þegar börnin gera það sem þeir eru ekki að gera.

Hefur þú einhvern tíma séð krakki snerta eitthvað sem þeir eru ekki ætlað að snerta? They’ll look around to see if you’re looking. Þeim er alveg sama þótt annað barn er að leita; þeir bara vilja ekki fullorðnir eða foreldrar að sjá. Af hverju gera þeir það, þó? Because they know you’re in charge, og þeir vilja ekki að þú að finna út því þeir vita að þú ert sá sem þeir þurfa að svara til.

Adults are the same way. Often we’re OK with doing things we’re not supposed to do, svo lengi sem manneskju sem við verðum að svara ekki að finna út. Þú ert ánægð að flýta þangað til þú sérð lögguna undan. Kannski erum við fegin að fara að vinna snemma svo lengi sem stjóri okkar er ekki að finna 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, nema það er vald sem við höfum til að svara.

í 1 Samuel 2, Hannah prays in response to the birth of her son Samuel. And in this prayer, Hún varar aðra við að fremja einn ákveðinn synd, vegna Dómari þeirra er að horfa á. Snúa með mér til 1 Samuel kafli 2, vers 3.

Ekki halda að tala svo stoltur eða láta munni þínum að tala svona hroka, því að Drottinn er Guð, sem veit, og af honum verk eru vigtuð.
(1 Samuel 2:3)

Í þessum texta, Hannah varar okkur gegn stolt ræðu, because God will find out and He’ll hold us accountable for it. Það er það sem ég held að aðal tilgangurinn með þessari vísu er: If you talk proudly, þú þarft að svara Guði fyrir það.

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, vegna þess að þeir máli til Guðs, and He’s the One you have to answer to. We won’t finally answer to our parents, eða vinir okkar, eða prestar okkar, en Guði.

Með það í huga, Mig langar að spyrja nokkurra spurninga til að skilja textann betur.

spurning 1: Hvað þýðir það að tala með stolti?

Það þýðir að nota orð til að upphefja sjálfan þig.

bakgrunnur

Now typically we would think of self-exalting words as just simply bragging about how amazing we are, en það eru margar leiðir til að tala með stolti. Og ég held að ein af þeim leiðum sem Hannah hefur í huga er það sem við sjáum í kafla 1.

Hannah was the wife of a man named Elkanah. She wasn’t his only wife though. Hann hafði eitt konu hét Peninna. Peninna átti börn, en Hanna var óbyrja. Peninna myndi í rauninni taunt Hönnu um það. Og vegna þess ótímaburði hennar og þetta smána Hönnu hryggðist og hún myndi gráta.

Ég held Peninna er dæmi um stolt ræðu Hannah varar okkur gegn. Peninna var ekki bara að benda á þá staðreynd að hún átti börn. Hún var ekki bara að reyna að minna Hönnu staðreyndum. 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, sem var ekki satt. Scripture clearly says that children are a gift from the Lord. Peninnah was talking proudly, og hún þyrfti að svara Guði fyrir það.

Leiðir Við tölum Stoltur

Hvort sem við viðurkennum það eða ekki, 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. En við erum ekki að lofa Guð fyrir það; the goal is making ourselves look better. I’ve caught myself doing this on many occasions. Kannski að keyra inn gamlan vin og þeir spyrja mig hvað ég hef verið að gera. Ég gæti sagt að rappa, en ég vil frekar benda til verðlauna eða öðrum afrekum.

2. Eða hvernig um það sem við segjum um aðra? Sometimes we slander others. Við viljum að mála þá í vondu ljósi, þannig að við munum líta vel. Maybe at work we point out that a particular co-worker is pretty lazy, svo að fólk mun taka mismuninn á milli þín tvö. Eða kannski stað þess að vera náðugur með öðrum, we’re self-righteous. We stand as a judge over them, vegna þess að það gerir okkur líða betur um andleg afrek okkar. Það er stolt ræðu.

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.

Sum af þessum dæmum eru meira áberandi en aðrir. Svo hvernig gera þú vita ef það er? Hvað skilur stoltur ræðu frá staðfestingar staðreyndum? Talking proudly is when you don’t acknowledge God as the One who’s sovereign and deserving of glory, í hjarta þínu eða orðum sjálfra. Og þegar við gerum það, taka við dýrð sem tilheyrir Guði.

orð yðar viðurkenna Guð, en hvað um hjarta þínu? Other people may not be able to tell the difference, but Hannah reminds us that the Lord is a God who knows. Og ef við notum orð okkar að upphefja okkur, við verðum að svara honum fyrir það.

Í textanum Hannah segir okkur ekki að tala stolti, og þá segir hún okkur af hverju: því að Drottinn er Guð, sem þekkir og vega verkum.

spurning 2: Hvers vegna eigum við að svara Guði fyrir Proud tal?

Vegna þess að það er árás á dýrð hans.

Ef aðeins einn af þeim síðustu tveimur orðasamböndum var satt, it would change a lot. If God knew, en var ekki dómari, or if God was the judge but didn’t know. But the perfectly just Judge is also the all-knowing God. Ekki aðeins mun Guð finna út, Hann er að hlusta. 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. Hann veit. Og ef við árás dýrð hans með stolta ræðu, Hann mun vita.

ræna Guð

Ef ég væri að fara inn á bankareikning þinn, og taka peninga og eiga það á reikninginn minn, er að stela? Of course it is. Ég ætla að taka eitthvað sem tilheyrir þér, og beita henni til mín. Ég get ekki gefið mér eitthvað af peningum án þess að taka það frá þér. Og það er rangt vegna þess að það tilheyrir þér.

Þegar menn reyna að gefa sér dýrðina, they rob God of His. You cannot ascribe to yourself praise and glory, án stela frá Guði. Pride is an attack on God’s glory. Hvers? Because an overestimation of self comes from an underestimation of God. Leyfðu mér að segja þetta aftur: ofmat á sjálf kemur úr vanmat Guðs. Og eins og við sjáum í 1 Samuel 1, þetta vanmat á Guði, einnig leiðir til vanmats á öðrum. Svo hugsa of mikið um okkur sjálf kemur frá að hugsa of lítillátur Guðs, og leiðir til að hugsa of lítillátur annarra.

Peninna var skakkur. Hún ofmetin sig með því að setja sig á Sovereign hásætinu, as if she opened her own womb. And we’re often guilty of the same. Við höldum að við erum þeir sem ættu að fá kredit fyrir það kynningu, eða þá vel haga sér börn, eða fjárhagsstaða okkar. Já, Guð mun launa vinnusemi okkar, but that doesn’t guarantee anything. God’s will is the real deciding factor in every situation. Það sem skiptir máli að lokum er ekki styrkur okkar, visku okkar, eða jafnvel trúfesti okkar.

stolt Speech

So pride is wrong. All of us have some pride in our hearts that we must fight. Þegar þú hugsa í hjarta þínu að þú skilið dýrð, that itself is a sin. But prideful speech is taking it to another level. How could we, sem syndugir menn, hafa dirfska, ekki aðeins til að hugsa að við erum verðug dýrð Guðs, en í raun og veru að kynna það þannig til annarra? To try to convince others to give us the glory that belongs to God alone. Talking proudly is like not only robbing someone, en að segja öllum frá því og hvetja þá til að gera slíkt hið sama.

Það eina sem er, 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. Hver er ástæðan Hannah segir að við ættum ekki að gera það.

Stolt tal er að tína berjast við Guð, which is why it’s inconsistent with the life of a believer. Eins og við heyrt þetta í morgun, "Guð stendur gegn dramblátum, en veitir hann náð auðmjúkur. "

verk Vegin

Ef við erum ekki í Kristi, stoltir orð okkar, 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, vinsamlegast fá að vita hann. Snúa frá synd þinni, and throw yourself on His mercy. He was incredibly humble—humble enough to die so that sinners like you and me can live. Hann reis úr gröfinni með öllum krafti, og kallar menn til að fylgja honum. Við myndum elska að tala við þig meira um það síðar.

En sem kristnir, hvað þýðir það fyrir gjörðir okkar að vega? 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. Þegar við stöndum frammi fyrir Guði, 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.

einnig, we want to please the Father. Of course He’s pleased with us in Christ, en við viljum að hann sé ánægður með góðum verkum okkar sem koma út af trú á Krist. Við viljum að þóknast elskandi Guð okkar.

Við ættum ekki að leyfa hrokafullir orð að koma úr munni okkar. Og þó að við verðum að svara Guði fyrir stoltur ræðu okkar, við ættum að lofa Guð að syndir okkar eru tryggðir í Kristi.

Þannig að ef við viljum að Guð vegsamist með tali okkar, hvernig eigum við að berjast gegn þessari hrokafullur tal?

spurning 3: Hvernig eigum við að berjast Proud Speech?

Við gerum það með því að gleðjast í Guði.

Við ættum að horfa málflutning okkar, but that’s not enough. It’s like telling someone with a cold the solution is just to hold their sneeze in. engin, að veikindi er það sem þarf til að vera ráðist.

The proud heart rejoices in itself. But the humble heart rejoices in God. Horfðu á fyrstu orðum bæn Hönnu í vísu 1: “My heart rejoices in the Lord.” Hannah shows us the proper response to the Lord’s blessing. Ekki bara fagnandi í það sem Drottinn hefur gefið, en í honum sem gefur sjálfum. Viðbrögð okkar gæti verið stoltur, en í staðinn ætti það að framleiða auðmýkt í okkur, vegna þess að við erum að taka á móti gjöf frá Guði

God gives and takes away. God distributes and withholds. En hann gerir þetta allt til góðs og dýrð hans. We falter when we begin to depend on those things too much. Rejoicing in God kills both pride and hopelessness.

Hvernig gera þú gleðjast í Guði? Do what it takes to remind yourself who’s behind everything. Praise God when you receive that check. Þetta er ástæða þess að við þökkum Guði fyrir mat okkar. Remembering that it’s arrogant to assume our plans will always go forth. Segja Lord tilbúin. Give glory to God when others congratulate you on your accomplishments. Ekki í eina mínútu leyfa hjartað til að taka kredit. Horfa stolt málflutning þinn. Finndu rætur stolt í hjarta þínu.

Niðurstaða

Hvert einasta einn af okkur hefur verið gefið ótrúlega tækifæri með hverju orði við tölum. Við fáum að nota orð okkar að vegsama Guð, sem skóp oss. Við fáum að nota orð okkar til að hjálpa öðrum að sjá Guð fyrir glæsilega Drottins, sem hann er.

So my encouragement is not to use your words to exalt yourself. Þess í stað, nota þá til að gera það sem þú varst búin að gera-gefa Guði dýrðina. Það tilheyrir honum samt.

Við skulum biðja.

HLUTIR

20 athugasemdir

  1. aimsbakerSvara

    This was so refreshing and convicting. Thank you so much! I’ve got some studying to do to build my convictions on this for sure.
    Aims

  2. faithchanda171Svara

    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

  3. ChristopherSvara

    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!

  4. BlessedSvara

    So nourishing! Þakka þér fyrir! ég elska þetta: “Talking proudly is when you don’t acknowledge God as the One who’s sovereign and deserving of glory, í hjarta þínu eða orðum sjálfra. Og þegar við gerum það, taka við dýrð sem tilheyrir Guði” and this:”Þegar við stöndum frammi fyrir Guði, 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.

  5. Eveno M.Svara

    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.
    Takk fyrir að deila.

  6. jasonSvara

    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 LeeSvara

      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?

      • JesseSvara

        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.

  7. JohnSvara

    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

  8. DaughterofGodSvara

    I am having a hard time with this quote: “Þegar þú hugsa í hjarta þínu að þú skilið dýrð, 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.

  9. MichaelSvara

    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.

  10. JBSvara

    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 LeeSvara

      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. Rómverjabréfið 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!

      Tegund

  11. RWSvara

    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, hugsanir, 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.

  12. JonathanSvara

    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!

  13. MeganSvara

    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.

  14. JBSvara

    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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