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The Danger of Spiritual Arrogance

June 26, 2022 Preacher: Trent Henderson Series: Amos

Scripture: Amos 6, 1 Timothy 6:17–19, James 4:6–10, 1 Peter 5:6–7

Arrogance: living in God's place but not as God's people (Amos 6:1-3)

  • Accustomed to being served instead of serving (v.1)
  • Assumption that "we" are better than "them" (v.2)
  • Pretense that God will not do to me what I am doing to others (v.3)

Arrogance: comfort that numbs spiritual senses (Amos 6:4-7)

  • Danger of blessings: I am blessed to get even more blessings
  • Remedy: 1 Tim 6:17-19
  • Condemnation: they didn't weep

Arrogance: inversion and perversion (Amos 6:11-14)

  • Inversion (Amos 6:12)
    • Good made into poison
    • Sweet made into bitter
  • Perversion (Amos 6:13)
    • Rejoicing in "nothing"
    • Claiming a self-made victory

Danger: divine opposition

  • His hatred for pride is real (Amos 6:8-10)
  • He does not meet arrogance with understanding, but opposition
  • James 4:6,10
  • 1 Peter 5:6-7

Hope: humbling myself

  • God, I don't know everything so...
    • What I want isn't always right
    • What I fear isn't always warranted
    • What I understand isn't always comprehensive
    • What I am willing to do isn't always sufficient
    • What I feel isn't always appropriate
  • Therefore I humble myself to ask...
    • Help me to want what you want
    • Help me to have your perspective
    • Help me to align my feelings with truth
    • Help me surrender my will to you

Questions to ponder

  • What is your level of danger regarding your comfort numbing you spiritual senses? How does that danger express itself in your life?
  • Who is the "them" that you are most prone to think you are better than? Why that particular person or group? What is a step of service thy might need that you can provide?


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