5.31.15 (Pride)

Proverbs 11:2 & Proverbs 16: 18

https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Proverbs+11:2

http://biblehub.com/niv/proverbs/16.htm

  • Part of the character of being proud is belittling others.
  • #1 way to feel a false sense of wisdom is to feel superior to others.
  • Pride is about comparisons, and when you are proud, you are lying to yourself.

Proverbs 21: 24 & Proverbs 26:12

http://biblehub.com/niv/proverbs/21.htm

https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Proverbs+26:12

  • “Do you see a man wise in his own eyes? There is more hope for a fool than for him.”
  • There is no hope for a fool because they do not learn; there is even less hope for a proud person.
  • Downfall of pride: when pride comes, then comes disgrace (Proverbs 11:2)
  • God has woven patterns into this world and the pattern of pride is also a pattern for destruction.

Proverbs 25: 6-7 & Proverbs 15:25

https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Proverbs+25:6-7

http://biblehub.com/niv/proverbs/15.htm

  • God exalts the weak; He is on the side of the weak.
  • God demonstrates His glory through the weal, by making them strong.

Love, Galbi

 

5.24.15 *Heaven

What is the new Earth like?

Revelation 21: 1-4 https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Revelation+21%3A1-4

  • The thought of God and being with Him forever does not excite us (gut reaction is negative).
  • *Flow of the Redemptive Story: God creates the world which is very good, but then men rebel, and sin/death/corruption follow
  • Jesus comes in as the Redeemer (we live in this age of human history) and perfection is achieved.
  • Through Abraham, God creates a nation (Israel) which is why He favors it.
  • Satan has swapped his doing/our doing with the doing of God (we rarely praise God for the good things, but we always blame Him for the bad things).
  • Our relationship with God is not only of parent and child, but also of husband and wife.

Love, Galbi