Emotional Health: Humility

  • Emotional Health
    Humility
  • Proverbs 8:13 I hate pride and arrogance
  • Proverbs 16:18 Pride goes before destruction
  • James 4:6 God opposes the proud, but gives grace to the humble
  • People that walk in emotional health are able to accept humility and let go of pride.
  • Why? Pride makes us…
  • Stubborn
  • Unforgiving
  • Less gracious
  • More judgmental
  • Has to be right
  • Has to look good
  • Puts up false fronts
  • Makes us put down others
  • Says that “I am not responsible”
  • Has to one up someone
  • Listen to the apostle Paul
  • 1 Corinthians 15:9 I am the least of all of God’s Apostle’s
  • Ephesians 3:8 I am less than the least of all of God’s people
  • 1 Timothy 1:15 I am the worst of all sinners
  • What are the characteristics of a servant?
  • They have very little rights
  • They live to make life better for others
  • They do the work that is hard and no fun
  • Luke 15:11-31
  • Younger son comes to realize his neediness
  • Older son picture of self righteous and prideful
  • Three signs of being like the older brother
  • 1. When I hold on to anger
  • These people feel entitled
  • Why is he angry?
  • His family was humiliated
  • The younger brother is receiving something that he desires
  • His brother was foolish in his decisions
  • Instead of being excited for the restoration of others he is upset at the inconvenience brought to him.
  • 2. When I grumble and complain a lot
  • These people are easily irritated and judgmental
  • The older says “this son of yours
  • You never gave me
  • He is condescending, proud, and fault finding
  • 3. When I have a hard time letting go of an offense
  • Forgiveness is a process. There are many emotions involved.
  • Matthew 18:21-35
  • How many times must I forgive?
  • There will even be a punishment for those who cannot forgive from their heart.

 

 

June 26 2011

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