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Love Is Not Arrogant

January 26, 2016

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Love  Is Not  Arrogant

People will claim  that they love  a person,  their country,  certain ideals,  God,  etc.,  but their  “love”  shows arrogance  in their attitude,  speech,  and actions.     1 Corinthians 13:4  tells us,

Love is patient,  love is kind  and is not jealous;  love does not brag  and is not arrogant……

When James  talks about those  who arrogantly brag  about what they are going to do  in the future,  he reminds us that absolutely no one knows  what their future holds.     That is why  we should all  humbly acknowledge  that the LORD  guides our future.     We need  to bow  to God’s will.     So,  James 4:16  sadly says,

But  as it is,  you boast  in your arrogance;  all such boasting  is evil.

God’s word speaks  of arrogance  many times  in all sorts  of situations.     A few examples  could include:

Boast no more  so very proudly,
Do not let arrogance  come out  of your mouth;
For the LORD  is a God  of knowledge,
And with Him  actions  are weighed.   
 
1 Samuel 2:3

They pour forth words,  they speak arrogantly;
All who do wickedness  vaunt  themselves. 
   
Psalm 94:4

The fear  of the LORD  is to hate evil;
Pride  and arrogance  and the evil way
And the perverted mouth,  I hate.  
 
Proverbs 8:13

Thus  I will punish the world  for its evil
And the wicked  for their iniquity;
I will also put  an end  to the arrogance  of the proud
And abase  the haughtiness  of the ruthless.   
 
Isaiah 13:11

… following after their own lusts;  they speak arrogantly,  flattering people  for the sake  of gaining  an advantage.     Jude 1:16

In every life situation,  we are to guard against  our own tendency  to become arrogant  —  and to be on guard  against those who arrogantly want  to gain  an advantage  over us  for their own pride’s sake.     We need  to check attitudes  and actions  with  God’s word.

Keeping God’s word  in mind,  we say,  “Hallelujah!     LORD,  guide us  by Your word.”

Love,
Margaret

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A Christian devotional  to glorify  the LORD of lords  and GOD of gods.

Pray for our country.

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Handel’s Hallelujah Chorus

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The LORD  made this day, let us rejoice  and be glad  in Him.

Psalm 118:24

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The word of the LORD is tried;

He is a shield  to all  who take refuge  in Him.

Psalm 18:30

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Sing for joy  in the LORD,  O you righteous ones;

Praise is becoming  to the upright.

Psalm 33:1

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How blessed are those  who dwell  in Thy house!

They are ever praising Thee.

Psalm 84:4

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Just as a father  has compassion  on his children,

So the LORD  has compassion  on those who fear Him.

Psalm 103:13

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O give thanks  to the LORD,  for He is good;

For His lovingkindness  is everlasting.

Psalm 107:1

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Glory in His holy name;

Let the heart  of those who seek the LORD  be glad.

Psalm 105:3

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Not that I have already obtained it,  or have already  become perfect, but I press on  in order that  I may  lay hold  of that for which also  I was laid hold of  by Christ Jesus.

Philippians 3:12

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