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脫離驕傲

3-6-2016

 

講員:于宏潔 弟兄

背誦經文:5 你們年幼的,也要順服年長的。就是你們眾人也都要以謙卑束腰,彼此順服;因為 神阻擋驕傲的人,賜恩給謙卑的人(彼前5:5)

 

A) 驕傲是撒但墮落之因,成了我們舊造的本性,也因世界誘惑而被強化

      12 明亮之星,早晨之子啊 你何竟從天墜落 你這攻敗列國的何竟被砍倒在地上 13 你心裏曾說 我要升到天上 我要高舉我的寶座在 神眾星以上 我要坐在聚會的山上,在北方的極處 14 我要升到高雲之上 我要與至上者同等 15 然而,你必墜落陰間 到坑中極深之處(14:12-15) / 17 你因美麗心中高傲 又因榮光敗壞智慧 我已將你摔倒在地 使你倒在君王面前 好叫他們目睹眼見(28:17)

      你該知道,末世必有危險的日子來到 2 因為那時,人要專顧自己,貪愛錢財,自誇,狂傲,謗讟...(提後3:1-2a)

      15 不要愛世界和世界上的事。人若愛世界,愛父的心就不在他裏面了 16 因為,凡世界上的事,就像肉體的情慾、眼目的情慾,並今生的驕傲,都不是從父來的,乃是從世界來的。(約壹2:15-16

B) 神憎惡且阻擋驕傲的人

      凡心裏驕傲的,為耶和華所憎惡...(16:5a

      神阻擋驕傲的人 賜恩給謙卑的人(4:6)

      耶和華保護誠實人,足足報應行事驕傲的人。(詩31:23b

      耶和華必拆毀驕傲人的家(箴15:25a)

      驕傲在敗壞以先,狂心在跌倒之前(箴16:18)(烏西雅王與希西家王

                口中驕傲,如杖責打己身(箴14:3a/ 驕傲來,羞恥也來(箴11:2a/ 驕傲只啓爭競(箴1310a

C) 基督全然降卑的榮美生命

      6祂本有 神的形像 不以自己與 神同等為強奪的 7 反倒虛己 取了奴僕的形像 成為人的樣式, 8 既有人的樣子、就自己卑微、存心順服、以至於死、且死在十字架上。所以神將祂升為至高...(腓2:6-9a

                我心裏柔和謙卑...(太11:29

D) 真實的降卑乃是效法基督,依靠聖靈

            a) 效法基督,『以耶穌基督的心為心

                我心裏柔和謙卑,你們當負我的軛,學我的樣式(太11:29

                3...不可貪圖虛浮的榮耀;只要存心謙卑,各人看別人比自己強...5 你們當以基督耶穌的心為心(腓2:3, 5

            b) 活在靈中: 不斷接受聖靈釋放與改變的大能

                17 主就是那靈;主的靈在哪裏,那裏就得以自由 18 我們眾人既然敞臉得以看見主的榮光,好像從鏡子裏返照,就變成主的形狀,榮上加榮,如同從主的靈變成的(林後3:17-18

      ...無論是生、是死、總叫基督在我身上照常顯大。因我活著就是基督...(1:20b-21a)

 

 

Freedom from Pride

 

Memorization Scripture: Likewise you younger people, submit yourselves to your elders. Yes, all of you be submissive to one another, and be clothed with humility, for God resists the proud, but gives grace to the humble. (1 Peter 5:5)

 

A.     Pride is the reason of Satans fall; became the nature of our old creation; and is intensified through the temptation of the world

           How you are fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning!

How you are cut down to the ground, You who weakened the nations!

For you have said in your heart: I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God; I will also sit on the mount of the congregation on the farthest sides of the north; I will ascend above the heights of the clouds, I will be like the Most High. Yet you shall be brought down to Sheol, to the lowest depths of the Pit. (Ish 14:12-15)

           Your heart was lifted up because of your beauty; You corrupted your wisdom for the sake of your splendor; I cast you to the ground, I laid you before kings, that they might gaze at you. (Ezekiel 28:17)

           But know this, that in the last days perilous times will come: For men will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boasters, proud, blasphemers (2 Tim 3:1-2a)

           Do not love the world or the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For all that is in the world—the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life—is not of the Father but is of the world. (1 John 2:15-16)

B.     God abhors and resists the proud

           Everyone proud in heart is an abomination to the Lord; (Proverbs 16:5a)

           God resists the proud, but gives grace to the humble. (James 4:6)

           For the Lord preserves the faithful, and fully repays the proud person. (Psalm 31:23b)

           The Lord will destroy the house of the proud, (Proverbs 15:25a)

           Pride goes before destruction, and a haughty spirit before a fall. (Proverbs 16:18) (King Uzziah and King Hezekiah)

           A fool's proud talk becomes a rod that beats him, but the words of the wise keep them safe.(Proverbs 14:3)/ When pride comes, then comes shame (Proverbs 11:2)/ By pride comes nothing but strife (Proverbs 13:10)

C.     The beautiful life of the fully humbled Christ

           who, being in the form of God, did not consider it robbery to be equal with God, but made Himself of no reputation, taking the form of a bondservant, and coming in the likeness of men.  And being found in appearance as a man, He humbled Himself and became obedient to the point of death, even the death of the cross.  Therefore God also has highly exalted Him, (Phil 2:6-9a)

           for I am gentle and lowly in heart (Matt 11:29)

D.    True humility is to imitate Christ, relying on the Holy spirit

a.     Imitate Christ – to have the mind of Christ

      Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, (Matt 11:29)

           Let nothing be done through selfish ambition or conceit, but in lowliness of mind let each esteem others better than himself. ... Let this mind be in you which was also in Christ Jesus, (Phil 2:3,5)

b.     Live in the Spirit: Receive continually the liberation and the transforming power of the Holy Spirit

      Now the Lord is the Spirit; and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty. But we all, with unveiled face, beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory, just as by the Spirit of the Lord. (2 Cor 3:17-18)

           so now also Christ will be magnified in my body, whether by life or by death.  For to me, to live is Christ (Phil 1: 20b-21a)