Hosea declares the Judgment that is coming on his nation and he covers some of the reasons for it. As he describes the things they are accountable for it seems he is not describing ancient Israel but America as it looks today. We should head the warning and discern the pattern of judgment because it seems our nation is ripe for it.
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Other Scripture references sited:
1 Cor 15:42; Rom 8:17; John 14-16; Matt 26:64; Psa 22:1; John 21:19; Rev 22:20; John 2:4; John 7:6; John 8:20; Gal 4:4; Ecc 3:1; Rom 2:7; Rom 5:3-5; Jas 1:2-3; 1 Jn 2:16; Luke 9:23; Rom 2:8
To live a life that is not displeasing to God pride is the first thing that must be dealt with. Our pride gets in the way of our willingness to identify with Christ. Pride is the motive behind most ungodliness. Immodesty and immorality are fueled by pride. Pride is the real motive for most good works. It runs deep in the human heart and we must deal with ourselves thoroughly and honestly to keep it from being a factor in our life.
What special dangers threaten believers who are rich in this present age? 1Timothy 6:17–19 helps us prepare for the sermon in morning public worship on the coming Lord's Day. In these three verses of Holy Scripture, the Holy Spirit teaches us that pride, false security, ingratitude, and complacency threaten believers who are rich in this present age.
We look at God's attitude toward "the haughty" by discussing the definition of the term, it's use in Scripture and it's association with the spirit of Sodom.
Also Reference: 2 Samuel 22:28, Isaiah 3:16-17, Ezekiel 16:49-50, Ephesians 4:22-24
Obviously pride is a great hindrance to spiritual growth. By virtue of it's very nature pride is contrary to everything godly and right. Pride precedes destruction, not honor. Pride is the cause of all strife, without exception. Yet it is found in all of us more than we are willing to admit. We need to get honest with ourselves and root out the ugly pride that ruins our testimony and our walk with God.
John Bunyan's allegory, The Holy War, rewritten in modern English by Jon Cardwell and read to the children of Calvary Baptist Church at the Sunday Evening Bible Study.
In this episode, the trial for the Diabolonian officers comes to its conclusion.
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Without God we have no hope. Christ is our peace and He broke down the middle wall reconciling us to become Christ followers. His salvation is a gift. We must consider the goodness of God by meditating on His character and reading His word.
Our society is quickly moving away from the Church. It would be easy to have spiritual pride but like Paul I am the chief of sinners saved through the mercy of God. It is through grace I have been saved, through faith and not of me, it is a gift of God, not of works lest I boast.
Pride is the sin we are most tempted to. It is the first sin mentioned in the list of things God hates. It is the only source of contention and strife. It is the gateway to all sin and condemnation. Everything that springs from pride, or is a source of pride is wrong and not of God, even if it is religion or patriotism. We have the repeated assurance from the Word of God that "pride goeth before destruction, and a haughty spirit before a fall." Pride is sure to take us down and we are all too full of it.
Pride is the sin we are most tempted to. It is the first sin mentioned in the list of things God hates. It is the only source of contention and strife. It is the gateway to all sin and condemnation. Everything that springs from pride, or is a source of pride is wrong and not of God, even if it is religion or patriotism. We have the repeated assurance from the Word of God that "pride goeth before destruction, and a haughty spirit before a fall." Pride is sure to take us down and we are all too slow to recognize it in ourselves.
Scripture: Proverbs 6:12-19 Text: Proverbs 6:16a
Sermon: SEVEN SINS GOD HATES THE MOST: 1. A PROUD LOOK
Points: I. Understanding This Sin
II. Avoiding This Sin
III. The Virtue Opposite This Sin
SEVEN SINS GOD HATES ABOVE ALL OTHERS
12 A worthless person, a wicked man,
Walks with a perverse mouth;
13 He winks with his eyes,
He shuffles his feet,
He points with his fingers;
14 Perversity is in his heart,
He devises evil continually,
He sows discord.
15 Therefore his calamity shall come suddenly;
Suddenly he shall be broken without remedy.
16 These six things the LORD hates,
Yes, seven are an abomination to Him:
17 A PROUD LOOK…."
This morning we are going to continue our study of Proverbs 6. We will consider a phrase from verse 16, that God hates "a proud look."
These verses describe the heart and character I'd the wicked. We see that Wisdom is not surprised by human nature and our sinful tendencies. Wisdom doesn't leave us in our sin, but leads and directs us in the way we should go… what we need to do and not do if we would live a life that gives glory to God.
As Wisdom describes what God hates about the wicked, He reveals what He loves. The opposite virtues are His desire for His people.