Stolt Tale og Guds herlighet

Introduksjon

Jeg elsker barna. En av grunnene til at jeg elsker barna er fordi de viser oss selv. De er som små speil. La meg fortelle deg hva jeg mener. Barn har stort sett alle av de samme problemene vi har, men disse problemene er bare mye mer åpenbart fordi de ikke vet hvordan de skal skjule dem ennå. Dette er virkelig tydelig når barna gjør ting de ikke er ment å gjøre.

Har du noen gang sett en gutt snev noe de er ikke ment å berøre? De vil se deg rundt for å se om du leter. De bryr seg ikke om en annen gutt er ute; de ønsker ikke voksne eller foreldre til å se. Hvorfor gjør de det, skjønt? Fordi de vet at du er ansvarlig, og de ikke vil at du skal finne ut fordi de vet at du er en de må svare på.

Voksne er på samme måte. Ofte vi er OK med å gjøre ting vi ikke er ment å gjøre, så lenge personen må vi svare for ikke finne ut. Du er glad for å få fart til du ser politiet fremover. Kanskje vi er glad for å forlate arbeidet tidlig så lenge sjefen ikke finner ut. 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, med mindre det er den myndighet må vi svare for.

I 1 Samuel 2, Hannah prays in response to the birth of her son Samuel. And in this prayer, Hun advarer andre til ikke å begå en bestemt synd, fordi deres dommer ser. Snu med meg til 1 kapittel Samuel 2, vers 3.

Ikke fortsette å snakke så stolt eller la din munn taler slik arroganse, For Herren er en Gud som kjenner, og av ham gjerninger er veid.
(1 Samuel 2:3)

I denne teksten, Hannah advarer oss mot stolte tale, because God will find out and He’ll hold us accountable for it. Det er det jeg tror det viktigste poenget med dette verset er: If you talk proudly, du må svare til Gud for det.

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, fordi de er viktige for Gud, and He’s the One you have to answer to. We won’t finally answer to our parents, eller våre venner, eller våre pastorer, men til Gud.

Med det i tankene, Jeg ønsker å stille noen spørsmål for å forstå teksten bedre.

Spørsmål 1: Hva betyr det å snakke Stolt?

Det betyr å bruke ord for å opphøye deg selv.

Bakgrunn

Now typically we would think of self-exalting words as just simply bragging about how amazing we are, men det er mange måter å snakke stolt. Og jeg tror en av måtene som Hannah har i tankene er det vi ser i kapittel 1.

Hannah was the wife of a man named Elkanah. She wasn’t his only wife though. Han hadde en mer kone som het Peninna. Peninna fikk barn, men Hannah var barnløs. Og Peninna utgangspunktet ville håne Hannah om det. Og på grunn av hennes ufruktbarhet og dette spotter Hannah var bittert, og hun ville gråte.

Jeg tror Peninna er et eksempel på den stolte tale Hannah advarer oss mot. Peninna var ikke bare peke på det faktum at hun hadde barn. Hun var ikke bare prøver å minne Hannah av fakta. 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, som ikke var sant. Scripture clearly says that children are a gift from the Lord. Peninnah was talking proudly, og hun måtte svare til Gud for det.

Måter We Talk Stolt

Enten vi erkjenner det eller ikke, 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. Men vi er ikke lovet Gud for det; the goal is making ourselves look better. I’ve caught myself doing this on many occasions. Kanskje kjører inn i en gammel venn, og de spør meg hva jeg har gjort. Jeg kunne si rapping, men jeg vil heller peke på priser eller andre prestasjoner.

2. Eller hva med de tingene vi sier om andre? Sometimes we slander others. Vi ønsker å male dem i et dårlig lys, så vi får se bra ut. Maybe at work we point out that a particular co-worker is pretty lazy, slik at folk vil merke forskjellen mellom dere to. Eller kanskje stedet for å være nådig med andre, we’re self-righteous. We stand as a judge over them, fordi det gjør oss bedre om våre ånde prestasjoner. Det er stolte tale.

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.

Noen av disse eksemplene er mer åpenbare enn andre. Så hvordan vet du om det er? Hva skiller stolt tale fra angivelse fakta? Talking proudly is when you don’t acknowledge God as the One who’s sovereign and deserving of glory, i ditt hjerte eller ordene selv. Og når vi gjør det, vi tar herlighet som tilhører Gud.

Dine ord kan erkjenne Gud, men hva om ditt hjerte? Other people may not be able to tell the difference, but Hannah reminds us that the Lord is a God who knows. Og hvis vi bruker våre ord å opphøye oss selv, vi må svare til ham for det.

I teksten forteller Hannah oss om ikke å snakke med stolthet, og da hun forteller oss hvorfor: fordi Herren er en Gud som vet og veier gjerninger.

Spørsmål 2: Hvorfor må vi til svar til Gud for Stolt Tale?

Fordi det er et angrep på hans herlighet.

Hvis bare en av disse to siste setningene var sant, it would change a lot. If God knew, men var ikke dommeren, or if God was the judge but didn’t know. But the perfectly just Judge is also the all-knowing God. Ikke bare vil Gud finne ut, Han lytter. 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. Han vet. Og hvis vi angripe hans herlighet med stolte tale, Han vil vite.

rane Gud

Hvis jeg var å gå inn på bankkontoen, og ta pengene og bruke den til min konto, er det å stjele? Of course it is. Jeg tar noe som tilhører deg, og bruke det til meg selv. Jeg kan ikke gi meg selv noen av pengene dine uten å ta den fra deg. Og det er galt fordi det tilhører deg.

Når mennesker prøver å gi seg selv ære, they rob God of His. You cannot ascribe to yourself praise and glory, uten å stjele fra Gud. Pride is an attack on God’s glory. Hvorfor? Because an overestimation of self comes from an underestimation of God. La meg si det igjen: en overvurdering av selvtillit kommer fra en undervurdering av Gud. Og som vi ser i 1 Samuel 1, Dette undervurdering av Gud, også fører til en undervurdering av andre. Så tenker for høyt av oss kommer fra å tenke altfor ydmyk Guds, og fører til å tenke for ydmyk av andre.

Peninna ble forvekslet. Hun overvurderte seg selv ved å sette seg selv på Sovereign tronen, as if she opened her own womb. And we’re often guilty of the same. Vi tror vi er de som bør få æren for at tilbudet, eller de veloppdragne barn, eller vår finansielle situasjon. Ja, Gud vil belønne våre hardt arbeid, but that doesn’t guarantee anything. God’s will is the real deciding factor in every situation. Det som teller til slutt er ikke vår styrke, vår visdom, eller til vår trofasthet.

stolte tale

So pride is wrong. All of us have some pride in our hearts that we must fight. Når du tror i ditt hjerte at du fortjener ære, that itself is a sin. But prideful speech is taking it to another level. How could we, som synde, har audacity, ikke bare å tro at vi er verdige til Guds ære, men å faktisk presentere det på den måten til andre? To try to convince others to give us the glory that belongs to God alone. Talking proudly is like not only robbing someone, men å fortelle alle om det, og oppmuntre dem til å gjøre det samme.

Eneste 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. Som er hvorfor Hannah sier at vi ikke skal gjøre det.

Stolte tale er å plukke en kamp med Gud, which is why it’s inconsistent with the life of a believer. Som vi hørte i morges, «Gud står de stolte imot, men gir nåde til de ydmyke. "

Deeds Veid

Hvis vi ikke er i Kristus, våre stolte ord, 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, kan du bli kjent med ham. Vend om fra din synd, and throw yourself on His mercy. He was incredibly humble—humble enough to die so that sinners like you and me can live. Han sto opp fra graven med all makt, og samtaler menn til å følge ham. Vi vil gjerne snakke med deg mer om det etterpå.

Men som kristne, hva betyr det for våre gjerninger skal veies? 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. Når vi står foran Gud, 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.

Også, we want to please the Father. Of course He’s pleased with us in Christ, men vi ønsker at han skal være fornøyd med våre gode gjerninger som kommer ut av tro på Kristus. Vi ønsker å behage vår kjærlige Gud.

Vi bør ikke tillate arrogante ord å komme fra vår munn. Og selv om vi er nødt til å svare til Gud for vår stolte tale, vi skal prise Gud for at våre synder er dekket i Kristus.

Så hvis vi ønsker at Gud skal bli herliggjort ved vår tale, hvordan kan vi kjempe denne arrogante diskusjon?

Spørsmål 3: Hvordan We Fight Proud Tale?

Vi gjør det ved å fryde seg i Gud.

Vi bør se vår tale, but that’s not enough. It’s like telling someone with a cold the solution is just to hold their sneeze in. Nei, sykdommen er hva som må angripes.

The proud heart rejoices in itself. But the humble heart rejoices in God. Se på de første ordene i Hannah bønn i vers 1: “My heart rejoices in the Lord.” Hannah shows us the proper response to the Lord’s blessing. Ikke bare fryder seg over det Herren har gitt, men i Giver selv. Vårt svar kan være stolte av, men i stedet det skal produsere ydmykhet i oss, fordi vi får en gave fra Gud

God gives and takes away. God distributes and withholds. Men han gjør det til vårt beste og Hans herlighet. We falter when we begin to depend on those things too much. Rejoicing in God kills both pride and hopelessness.

Hvordan glede seg i Gud vet? Do what it takes to remind yourself who’s behind everything. Praise God when you receive that check. Dette er grunnen til at vi takker Gud før maten. Remembering that it’s arrogant to assume our plans will always go forth. Si Herren vil. Give glory to God when others congratulate you on your accomplishments. Ikke et øyeblikk la ditt hjerte til å ta æren. Sjekk din stolte tale. Finn røttene av stolthet i ditt hjerte.

Konklusjon

Hver eneste en av oss har fått en fantastisk mulighet med hvert ord vi snakker. Vi kommer til å bruke våre ord til å forherlige Gud som skapte oss. Vi kommer til å bruke våre ord til å hjelpe andre å se Gud for den strålende Herren at han er.

So my encouragement is not to use your words to exalt yourself. I stedet, bruke dem til å gjøre hva du ble opprettet for å gjøre-gi Gud ære. Det hele tilhører ham uansett.

La oss be.

AKSJER

20 kommentarer

  1. aimsbakerSvare

    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. faithchanda171Svare

    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. ChristopherSvare

    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! Nåde og fred!

  4. BlessedSvare

    So nourishing! Takk skal du ha! I love this: “Talking proudly is when you don’t acknowledge God as the One who’s sovereign and deserving of glory, i ditt hjerte eller ordene selv. Og når vi gjør det, vi tar herlighet som tilhører Gud” and this:”Når vi står foran Gud, 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.Svare

    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 for sharing.

  6. jasonSvare

    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 LeeSvare

      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?

      • JesseSvare

        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. JohnSvare

    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. DaughterofGodSvare

    I am having a hard time with this quote: “Når du tror i ditt hjerte at du fortjener ære, 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. MichaelSvare

    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. JBSvare

    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 LeeSvare

      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. romerne 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!

      Tur

  11. RWSvare

    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, tanker, and prayers. Your words are just that, ord. 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. JonathanSvare

    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. MeganSvare

    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. JBSvare

    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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