Stolt tal och Guds härlighet

Introduktion

jag älskar barn. One of the reasons I love kids is because they show us ourselves. They’re like little mirrors. Låt mig berätta vad jag menar. Barn har ganska mycket alla av samma problem som vi har, men dessa problem är bara en mycket mer uppenbar eftersom de inte vet hur man döljer dem ännu. Detta är verkligen tydligt när barnen gör saker de inte ska göra.

Har du någonsin sett en unge beröring något de är inte meningen att röra? They’ll look around to see if you’re looking. De bryr sig inte om en annan unge ser; de vill inte bara vuxna eller föräldrar att se. Varför gör de det, dock? Because they know you’re in charge, och att de inte vill att du ska veta att de vet att du är den som de måste svara på.

Adults are the same way. Often we’re OK with doing things we’re not supposed to do, så länge som den person vi måste svara på inte ta reda på. Du är glad att påskynda tills du ser polisen framåt. Kanske vi är glada att lämna jobbet tidigt så länge vår chef inte hittar 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, om det inte är den myndighet måste vi svara på.

I 1 samuel 2, Hannah prays in response to the birth of her son Samuel. And in this prayer, Hon varnar andra att inte begå en viss synd, eftersom deras domare tittar. Vänd med mig till 1 Samuel kapitel 2, vers 3.

Förvara inte tala så stolt eller låta munnen tala sådan arrogans, ty Herren är en Gud som vet, och genom honom handlingar vägs.
(1 samuel 2:3)

I denna text, Hannah varnar oss mot prideful tal, because God will find out and He’ll hold us accountable for it. Det är vad jag tror den viktigaste punkten i denna vers är: If you talk proudly, du måste svara på Gud för 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, eftersom de är viktiga för Gud, and He’s the One you have to answer to. We won’t finally answer to our parents, eller våra vänner, eller våra pastorer, men till Gud.

Med detta i åtanke, Jag vill ställa några frågor för att förstå texten bättre.

Fråga 1: Vad innebär det att tala Proudly?

Det innebär att använda dina ord för att upphöja sig själv.

Bakgrund

Now typically we would think of self-exalting words as just simply bragging about how amazing we are, men det finns många sätt att prata proudly. Och jag tror att en av de sätt som Hannah har i åtanke är vad vi ser i kapitel 1.

Hannah was the wife of a man named Elkanah. She wasn’t his only wife though. Han hade en mer hustru hette Peninna. Peninna hade barn, men Hannah var ofruktsam. Och Peninna skulle i princip pika Hannah om det. Och på grund av hennes ofruktsamhet och detta smädar Hannah bedrövad och hon skulle gråta.

Jag tror Peninna är ett exempel på prideful tal Hannah varnar oss mot. Peninna var inte bara påpeka det faktum att hon hade barn. Hon var inte bara försöker påminna Hannah av de faktiska omständigheterna. 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, vilket inte var sant. Scripture clearly says that children are a gift from the Lord. Peninnah was talking proudly, och hon skulle behöva svara på Gud för det.

Sätt Vi talar Proudly

Vare sig vi inser det eller inte, 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 är inte prisa Gud för det; the goal is making ourselves look better. I’ve caught myself doing this on many occasions. Kanske kör in i en gammal vän och de frågar mig vad jag har gjort. Jag kunde säga rappa, men jag skulle snarare peka på utmärkelser eller andra prestationer.

2. Eller vad sägs om det vi säger om andra? Sometimes we slander others. Vi vill måla dem i dålig dager, så vi kommer att se bra ut. Maybe at work we point out that a particular co-worker is pretty lazy, så att folk kommer att märka skillnaden mellan er två. Eller kanske istället för att vara nådig med andra, we’re self-righteous. We stand as a judge over them, eftersom det gör oss att må bättre om våra andliga prestationer. Som är prideful tal.

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.

Några av dessa exempel är mer uppenbara än andra. Så hur vet du om det är? Vad som skiljer stolt tal från anger fakta? Talking proudly is when you don’t acknowledge God as the One who’s sovereign and deserving of glory, i hjärtat eller själva orden. Och när vi gör det, Vi tar ära som tillhör Gud.

Dina ord kan erkänna Gud, men hur ditt hjärta? Other people may not be able to tell the difference, but Hannah reminds us that the Lord is a God who knows. Och om vi använder våra ord att upphöja oss, vi måste svara till honom för det.

I texten Hannah berättar inte tala stolt, och sedan hon berättar varför: ty Herren är en Gud som vet och väger gärningar.

Fråga 2: Varför måste vi att svara på Gud för Proud Speech?

Eftersom det är ett angrepp på hans ära.

Om endast en av dessa två sista fraser var sant, it would change a lot. If God knew, men var inte domaren, or if God was the judge but didn’t know. But the perfectly just Judge is also the all-knowing God. Inte bara kommer Gud att ta reda på, Han lyssnar. 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. Och om vi attackerar hans ära med stolt tal, Han vet.

råna God

Om jag var att gå till ditt bankkonto, och ta pengar och tillämpa den på mitt konto, är att stjäla? Of course it is. Jag tar något som tillhör dig, och tillämpa det på mig själv. Jag kan inte ge mig några av dina pengar utan att ta det från dig. Och det är fel eftersom det tillhör dig.

När människor försöker ge sig ära, they rob God of His. You cannot ascribe to yourself praise and glory, utan att stjäla från Gud. Pride is an attack on God’s glory. Varför? Because an overestimation of self comes from an underestimation of God. Låt mig säga det igen: en överskattning av själv kommer från en underskattning av Gud. Och som vi ser i 1 samuel 1, denna underskattning av Gud, leder också till en underskattning av andra. Så tänker alltför mycket av oss kommer från att tänka alltför ringa Guds, och leder till att tänka alltför ringa andra.

Peninna misstog. Hon överskattade sig själv genom att sätta sig på Sovereign tronen, as if she opened her own womb. And we’re often guilty of the same. Vi tror att vi är de som ska få äran för att främjandet, eller de hjälpsökande barn, eller vår finansiella situation. Ja, Gud kommer att belöna vårt hårda arbete, but that doesn’t guarantee anything. God’s will is the real deciding factor in every situation. Vad betyder slutligen är inte vår styrka, vår visdom, eller till och med vår trofasthet.

prideful Speech

So pride is wrong. All of us have some pride in our hearts that we must fight. När du tänker i ditt hjärta att du förtjänar ära, that itself is a sin. But prideful speech is taking it to another level. How could we, som syndiga människor, har fräckheten, inte bara att tro att vi är värdiga Guds härlighet, utan att faktiskt presentera den på det sättet till andra? To try to convince others to give us the glory that belongs to God alone. Talking proudly is like not only robbing someone, men berätta för alla om det och uppmuntra dem att göra samma sak.

Enda är, 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. Vilket är anledningen till Hannah säger att vi inte bör göra det.

Prideful tal plocka en kamp med Gud, which is why it’s inconsistent with the life of a believer. Som vi hörde i morse, "Gud motsätter sig stolt, men ger nåd till de ödmjuka. "

Deeds Uppvägt

Om vi ​​inte är i Kristus, våra stolta 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, vänligen lära känna honom. Slå från 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 uppstod från graven med all makt, och samtal män att följa honom. Vi vill gärna prata med dig mer om det senare.

Men som kristna, vad betyder det för våra handlingar som skall vägas? 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. När vi står inför 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.

Också, we want to please the Father. Of course He’s pleased with us in Christ, men vi vill att han ska vara nöjda med våra goda gärningar som kommer ut av tro på Kristus. Vi vill att tillfredsställa våra älskande Gud.

Vi bör inte låta arroganta ord att komma från våra munnar. Och även om vi kommer att få svara inför Gud för vår stolta tal, vi borde prisa Gud att våra synder är täckta i Kristus.

Så om vi vill att Gud ska bli förhärligad av vårt tal, hur ska vi bekämpa denna arroganta prat?

Fråga 3: Hur We Fight Stolt Tal?

Vi gör det genom glädje i Gud.

Vi bör titta på våra tal, but that’s not enough. It’s like telling someone with a cold the solution is just to hold their sneeze in. Nej, sjukdomen är vad som behöver angripas.

The proud heart rejoices in itself. But the humble heart rejoices in God. Titta på de första orden i Hannahs bön i vers 1: “My heart rejoices in the Lord.” Hannah shows us the proper response to the Lord’s blessing. Inte bara glädje i vad Herren har gett, men i den Giver själv. Vårt svar skulle kunna vara stolt, utan det bör producera ödmjukhet oss, eftersom vi får en gåva från Gud

God gives and takes away. God distributes and withholds. Men han gör det allt för våra goda och hans härlighet. We falter when we begin to depend on those things too much. Rejoicing in God kills both pride and hopelessness.

How do you glädjas i Gud? Do what it takes to remind yourself who’s behind everything. Praise God when you receive that check. Detta är anledningen till att vi tackar Gud innan vår mat. Remembering that it’s arrogant to assume our plans will always go forth. Säger Herren vill. Give glory to God when others congratulate you on your accomplishments. Inte för ett ögonblick låta ditt hjärta att ta åt sig äran. Titta på din prideful tal. Hitta rötter stolthet i ditt hjärta.

Slutsats

Varenda en av oss har fått en fantastisk möjlighet med varje ord vi talar. Vi får använda våra ord för att förhärliga Gud som gjort oss. Vi får använda våra ord för att hjälpa andra se Gud för den härliga Herren att han är.

So my encouragement is not to use your words to exalt yourself. Istället, använda dem för att göra vad du skapades för att göra-prisa Gud. Allt tillhör honom ändå.

Låt oss be.

AKTIER

20 kommentarer

  1. aimsbakerSvar

    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. faithchanda171Svar

    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. ChristopherSvar

    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. BlessedSvar

    So nourishing! Tack! I love this: “Talking proudly is when you don’t acknowledge God as the One who’s sovereign and deserving of glory, i hjärtat eller själva orden. Och när vi gör det, Vi tar ära som tillhör Gud” and this:”När vi står inför 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.Svar

    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.
    Tack för att du delar med dig.

  6. jasonSvar

    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 LeeSvar

      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?

      • JesseSvar

        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. JohnSvar

    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. DaughterofGodSvar

    I am having a hard time with this quote: “När du tänker i ditt hjärta att du förtjänar ära, 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. MichaelSvar

    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. JBSvar

    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 LeeSvar

      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. romarna 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!

      Resa

  11. RWSvar

    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, tankar, 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. JonathanSvar

    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. MeganSvar

    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. JBSvar

    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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