Speech Proud lan Kamulyan Allah

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Aku dicekel bocah. One of the reasons I love kids is because they show us ourselves. They’re like little mirrors. Ayo kula pitutur marang kowe apa tegese. Kids duwe cantik akeh kabeh masalah sing padha kita duwe, nanging masalah sing mung kathah luwih ketok amarga padha ora ngerti carane kanggo ndhelikake mau durung. Iki tenan cetha nalika dicekel bocah iku lagi ora mestine kanggo apa.

Apa kowe tau ndeleng bocah tutul soko lagi ora mestine kanggo tutul? They’ll look around to see if you’re looking. Padha ora Care yen bocah liyane wis looking; padha ora pengin wong diwasa utawa tuwane kanggo ndeleng. Apa padha nglakoni apa, sanadyan? Because they know you’re in charge, lan padha ora arep kanggo mangerteni amarga padha ngerti sampeyan siji padha kudu nampa kanggo.

Adults are the same way. Often we’re OK with doing things we’re not supposed to do, anggere wong kita kudu nampa kanggo ora mangerteni. Sampeyan lagi bungah kanggo nelpon nganti sampeyan ndeleng pulisi ahead. Mungkin kita lagi bungah kanggo ninggalake karya awal anggere boss kita ora mangerteni. 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, kajaba iku panguwasa kita kudu nampa kanggo.

ing 1 Samuel 2, Hannah prays in response to the birth of her son Samuel. And in this prayer, dheweke warns wong ora kanggo laku siji dosa tartamtu, amarga Judge sing nonton. Nguripake karo aku 1 Samuel bab 2, ayat 3.

Aja supaya ngomong supaya bangga utawa supaya tutuk nganggo kumingsun kuwi, kanggo Gusti Allah kang mangerténi, lan wong tumindak sing bobot.
(1 Samuel 2:3)

Ing teks iki, Hannah warns kita marang wicara prideful, because God will find out and He’ll hold us accountable for it. Sing apa aku titik utama ayat punika: If you talk proudly, sampeyan bakal kudu nampa kanggo Gusti Allah iku.

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, amarga padha Matter kanggo Gusti Allah, and He’s the One you have to answer to. We won’t finally answer to our parents, utawa kita kanca, utawa pandhita kita, nanging kanggo Gusti Allah.

Karo ing atine, Aku arep takon pitakonan sawetara mangertos teks luwih.

Pitakonan 1: Apa Iku Tegese Kanggo Dhiskusi Bangga?

Iku tegese nggunakake tembung kanggo gumunggung.

latar mburi

Now typically we would think of self-exalting words as just simply bragging about how amazing we are, nanging ana akeh cara kanggo pirembagan bangga. Lan aku salah siji saka cara sing Hannah wis ing atine iku apa kita waca ing bab 1.

Hannah was the wife of a man named Elkanah. She wasn’t his only wife though. Panjenenganipun kagungan siji liyane bojo kang jenengé Peninnah. Peninnah anak, nanging Hannah iku gabug. Lan Peninnah Sejatine bakal taunt Hannah babagan. Lan amarga saka barrenness lan iki Hannah taunting susah banget atine lan dheweke bakal nangis.

Aku Peninnah iku conto saka wicara prideful Hannah warns kita marang. Peninnah iki ora mung pointing metu kasunyatan sing dheweke wis anak. Dheweke ora mung nyoba kanggo ngelingake Hannah bukti. 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, kang ora bener. Scripture clearly says that children are a gift from the Lord. Peninnah was talking proudly, lan dheweke bakal kudu nampa kanggo Gusti Allah iku.

Cara We Dhiskusi Bangga

Apa kita kenal utawa ora, 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. Nanging kita lagi ora ngluhuraké Allah, marga iku; the goal is making ourselves look better. I’ve caught myself doing this on many occasions. Mungkin mlaku menyang kanca lawas lan padha takon apa aku wis dilakoni. Aku bisa ngomong rapping, nanging aku mandan tumuju Anugrah utawa prestasi liyane.

2. Utawa carane bab kita ngomong bab wong? Sometimes we slander others. Kita arep kanggo Paint mau ing cahya ala, supaya kita bakal katon apik. Maybe at work we point out that a particular co-worker is pretty lazy, supaya wong bakal sok dong mirsani prabédan antarane sampeyan loro. Utawa Mungkin tinimbang kang melasi karo wong, we’re self-righteous. We stand as a judge over them, amarga iku ndadekake kita aran luwih bab hasil kasukman kita. Sing wicara 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.

Sawetara conto kasebut luwih cetha saka wong. Dadi carane kowe ngerti yen iku? Apa misahaké wicara bangga saka nyatakake bukti? Talking proudly is when you don’t acknowledge God as the One who’s sovereign and deserving of glory, ing jantung utawa tembung piyambak. Lan nalika kita nindakake sing, kita njupuk kamulyan kang asalé saka Allah,.

tembung bisa ngakoni Gusti Allah, nanging apa bab atimu? Other people may not be able to tell the difference, but Hannah reminds us that the Lord is a God who knows. Lan yen kita nggunakake tembung kita kanggo ngluhurake dhéwé, kita bakal kudu njawab punapa iku.

Ing teks Hannah nyariosaken dhateng kita ora diajak bangga, lan banjur dheweke ngandhani kita kok: amarga Pangeran Yehuwah iku Gusti Allah kang mangerténi lan abot tumindak.

Pitakonan 2: Apa Kita Kudu Jawaban kanggo Gusti Allah kanggo Speech Proud?

Amarga iku anggempur ing kamulyane.

Yen mung siji sing loro phrases pungkasan bener, it would change a lot. If God knew, nanging ora hakim, or if God was the judge but didn’t know. But the perfectly just Judge is also the all-knowing God. Ora mung bakal Allah mangerteni, Kang ngrungokake. 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. Panjenengané pirsa. Lan yen kita nyerang kamulyane karo wicara bangga, Panjenengane bakal ngerti.

robbing Allah

Yen aku kanggo pindhah menyang akun bank, lan njupuk dhuwit lan aplikasi iku kanggo sandi akun, iku nyolong? Of course it is. Aku njupuk soko sing belongs kanggo sampeyan, lan nglamar kanggo aku. Aku ora bisa menehi aku sembarang dhuwit tanpa njupuk saka sampeyan. Lan iku salah amarga kuwi sampeyan.

Nalika manungsa nyoba kanggo menehi piyambak kamulyan, they rob God of His. You cannot ascribe to yourself praise and glory, tanpa nyolong saka Gusti Allah. Pride is an attack on God’s glory. Apa? Because an overestimation of self comes from an underestimation of God. Ayo kula wong maneh: lan overestimation poto rawuh saka underestimation Allah. Lan kita waca ing 1 Samuel 1, underestimation iki Allah, uga ndadékaké menyang underestimation liyane. Dadi mikir banget Highly dhéwé asalé saka mikir banget lembah Allah, lan ndadékaké kanggo mikir banget lembah liyane.

Peninnah iki mistaken. Dheweke overestimated dhéwé dening panggolekan dhéwé ing dhampar Pangeran, as if she opened her own womb. And we’re often guilty of the same. We mikir kita lagi sing gedhe-gedhe sing kudu njaluk kredit kanggo promosi sing, utawa sing anak uga-lakunipun, utawa kahanan financial kita. Ya, Gusti Allah bakal paring piwales marang karya hard kita, but that doesn’t guarantee anything. God’s will is the real deciding factor in every situation. Apa inggih pungkasanipun ora kekuatan kita, kawicaksanan kita, utawa malah kasetyan kita.

Speech prideful

So pride is wrong. All of us have some pride in our hearts that we must fight. Nalika sampeyan mikir ing atimu sing pantes kamulyan, that itself is a sin. But prideful speech is taking it to another level. How could we, manungsa minangka dosa, duwe audacity ing, ora mung kanggo mikir kita lagi pantes kamulyan Gusti Allah, nanging bener saiki cara sing kanggo wong? To try to convince others to give us the glory that belongs to God alone. Talking proudly is like not only robbing someone, nanging ngerti saben wong bab iku lan nyurung supaya apa padha.

Ing bab mung iku, 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. Kang kok Hannah ngandika kita ngirim ora iku.

wicara prideful wis njupuk perang karo Gusti Allah, which is why it’s inconsistent with the life of a believer. Kita krungu esuk iki, "Gusti Allah nglawan wong kang gumunggung, nanging maringi sih-rahmat marang asor. "

tumindak bobot

Yen kita lagi ora ana ing Sang Kristus, tembung bangga kita, 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 njaluk ngerti marang. Nguripake saka dosa, and throw yourself on His mercy. He was incredibly humble—humble enough to die so that sinners like you and me can live. Panjenenganipun wungu saking kuburan karo kabeh daya, lan telpon wong nderek Panjenenganipun. We ngene tresna kanggo ngomong karo sampeyan liyane babagan sesampunipun.

Nanging Kristen, apa ora iku ateges kanggo tumindak kita bobot? 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. Nalika kita ngadeg sadurunge Allah, 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.

uga, we want to please the Father. Of course He’s pleased with us in Christ, nanging kita arep marang kanggo dadi pleased karo karya apik kita sing metu saka pracaya marang Yésus Kristus. Kita arep kanggo ndadekake keparenge Gusti Allah kita maha.

We ngirim ora ngidini tembung arrogant teka saka cangkeme kita. Lan sanadyan kita kudu nampa kanggo Gusti Allah kanggo wicara bangga kita, kita kudu memuji marang Gusti Allah sing dosa kita wis dijamin ing Kristus.

Dadi yen kita arep Allah, supaya kaluhuraké ana dening kita wicara, carane aja kita perang Dhiskusi arrogant iki?

Pitakonan 3: Carane We Perang Speech Proud?

We tandangi bungah ing Allah.

We kudu nonton kita wicara, but that’s not enough. It’s like telling someone with a cold the solution is just to hold their sneeze in. Ora, penyakit apa perlu kanggo nyerang.

The proud heart rejoices in itself. But the humble heart rejoices in God. Katon ing tembung kapisan pandonganing Hannah ing ayat 1: “My heart rejoices in the Lord.” Hannah shows us the proper response to the Lord’s blessing. Ora mung bungah apa wis diwenehi Gusti, nanging ing giver piyambak. Kita nanggepi bisa bangga, nanging iku kudu gawé andhap ing us, amarga kita nampa hadiah saka Gusti Allah

God gives and takes away. God distributes and withholds. Nanging Gusti ora kabeh kanggo apik lan kamulyane. We falter when we begin to depend on those things too much. Rejoicing in God kills both pride and hopelessness.

Apa bungah ing Allah? Do what it takes to remind yourself who’s behind everything. Praise God when you receive that check. Iki kok kita matur Gusti Allah kita pangan. Remembering that it’s arrogant to assume our plans will always go forth. Ngomong Gusti gelem. Give glory to God when others congratulate you on your accomplishments. Aja kanggo menit ngidini atimu kanggo njupuk kredit. Watch wicara prideful Panjenengan. Golek werna bangga ing atimu.

kesimpulan

Saben siji kita wis diwenehi kesempatan sange karo saben tembung kita nganggo. We kanggo nggunakake tembung kita kanggo ngluhurake Gusti Allah, sing nitahaké kita. We kanggo nggunakake tembung kita bantuan liyane weruh Gusti Allah kanggo Gusti kamulyane bilih Panjenenganipun punika.

So my encouragement is not to use your words to exalt yourself. Nanging, digunakake kanggo nindakake apa sing padha digawe apa-ngluhuraké Allah. Iku kabeh belongs kanggo Gusti Yésus tho.

Ayo dadi ndedonga.

Enggo bareng

20 komentar

  1. aimsbakerReply

    This was so refreshing and convicting. Matur nuwun ingkang sanget! I’ve got some studying to do to build my convictions on this for sure.
    Aims

  2. faithchanda171Reply

    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…Amin

  3. ChristopherReply

    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. BlessedReply

    So nourishing! Matur nuwun! aku seneng iki: “Talking proudly is when you don’t acknowledge God as the One who’s sovereign and deserving of glory, ing jantung utawa tembung piyambak. Lan nalika kita nindakake sing, kita njupuk kamulyan kang asalé saka Allah,” and this:”Nalika kita ngadeg sadurunge Allah, 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.Reply

    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.
    Thanks kanggo enggo bareng.

  6. jasonReply

    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 LeeReply

      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?

      • JesseReply

        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. JohnReply

    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. DaughterofGodReply

    I am having a hard time with this quote: “Nalika sampeyan mikir ing atimu sing pantes kamulyan, 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. MichaelReply

    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. JBReply

    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 LeeReply

      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. Rum 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!

      trip

  11. RWReply

    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, pikirane, 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. JonathanReply

    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. MeganReply

    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. JBReply

    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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