Child of the world – Peacocks

  • “Boastful pride of life” (Egotism)

It is an inordinate desire for the praises of men. There is nothing wrong with having a healthy sense of self—knowing that you are a significant person who can accomplish valuable goals, impact others, etc. But Satan twists this into something very different (Lamech in Gen. 4:19-24).

 Christians are significant because we are forgiven, adopted and gifted by God. Instead of living based on these realities, we try to attain significance based on other humans’ approval.

Not just HITLER/ROCK STAR—also justification of selfishness vs. sacrificial, serving lifestyle (CORPORATE LADDER-CLIMBING; SPORT CELEBRITIES; LUST FOR PEOPLES’ “RESPECT”; STAY-AT-HOME MOMS WHO FEEL INSIGNIFICANT).

Not only that we seek positive attention, but we fear the censure of others when we make decisions to serve God. e.g. the stay-at-home parent or the person who declines career advancement to serve his/her family or church.

When we are into this lifestyle, we are enslaved to the opinions of others. Do you want the final verdict on your life to be, “People really admired me?”

God wants us to be a people of power for His glory in Christ Alone.

All other ground is sinking sand.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n7GaeztI98c

Reference : http://www.xenos.org/classes/principles/cpu4_satan_2.htm

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1 Response to Child of the world – Peacocks

  1. When I look back over my life I find it hard to believe all that I have been privileged to accomplish – but – and it is a huge but – I know that I could not have achieved any of it had I not been enabled and empowered by my great triune God. He gave me the ability and the wisdom and the know-how and the strength, and He led and guided me in all things. ALL the glory is due to Him.

    We serve an incredibly amazing God who chooses to continue His work on earth through His own blood-bought, adopted children. What a privilege!

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