πŸ‘‘ The Teaching Of Self-esteem

β€œHolding fast the faithful word as he hath been taught, that he may be able by sound doctrine both to exhort and to convince [refute] the gainsayers” (Titus 1:9).

Satan never rests in his insatiable desire to corrupt the Word of God. A case in point is the present-day teaching of self-love, self-esteem and self-worth. The influence of this unsound doctrine has nearly permeated every strata of Christendom. Like the beat of a drum, this theme is heard almost constantly from the pulpits of America and frequently appears on the pages of Christian literature. Beware when you hear or read: β€œIt is important to feel good about yourself,” β€œLearn to love yourself,” β€œProbe your innermost self to understand why you think and feel as you do,” β€œGod sent His son to die for you because you are of great value.”

On the surface these phrases may seem commendable, but in reality they are diametrically opposed to the Scriptures. The above has been weighed in the balance and found to be wanting. For example: β€œThe heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it?” (Jer. 17:9). Paul concurred when he said, β€œFor I know that in me (that is, in my flesh) dwelleth no good thing” (Rom. 7:18).

The old man (self) is at enmity against God. He hates God and the things of God and left to himself he will not seek God. We are to put off the old nature and put on the new, which is created in holiness and righteousness (Eph. 4:22-24). It is futile to improve one’s self-image. Rather, we are to conform ourselves to the image of His dear Son:

β€œLet nothing be done through strife or vainglory; but in lowliness of mind let us esteem other better than themselves. Look not every man on his own things, but every man also on the things of others. Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus” (Phil. 2:3-5).

Self takes great pleasure in acclaim, indulgence, approval and praise. It glories in all these things. But are we not robbing God when self is esteemed more highly than His glory? Shall we permit the β€œlove of one’s self” doctrine to overshadow the love of God in Christ Jesus? God forbid! May God help us to stand against this insidious teaching that essentially robs God of the glory that is rightfully due Him. source

Sign up for our daily email study!
Posted in πŸ‘‘ Studies

Godstrong Women - A strong woman hopes she has strength enough for the journey, but a woman of Godly strength has faith that it is in the journey where she will become strong. // Zechariah 10:12The Godstrong Women channel on YoutubeThe Revived Life channel on YoutubeRevived Wire Media - Design, Development and Hosting by RevivedWire.com

Subscribe to Site

  • Merry Christmas
  • Christmas Decorations
  • Christmas Tree in Snowy Field
  • Christmas Santa Hats
  • Christmas Bulbs on Tree
  • Christmas Angel Cookie
  • Christmas Bulbs
  • Christmas Joy
  • Christmas Dolls
  • Christmas Treats
  • Christmas Cones and Candle
  • Christmas Star and Lanterns
  • Snow on Christmas Bulbs
  • Christmas Gifts
  • Christmas Nativity

Bible Verse for 12/10/18

The LORD thy God will raise up unto thee a Prophet from the midst of thee, of thy brethren, like unto me; unto him ye shall hearken; — Deuteronomy 18:15

Featured Video

Featured Video

data-full-width-responsive="false">

Doctrine Studies

Revived Life Poll

Which fruit of the Spirit is most lacking in you?

View Results

Loading ... Loading ...

Site Search

These 'Shining Light Ministries' rank highly because of their willingness to be transparent and accountable with their donations and finances.

Mercy Multiplied

Children's Hunger Fund

Medical Teams International

Revived Life ©   RSS Feed for Revived Life
Privacy Policy | Contact
Revived Wire Website hosting, WordPress dedicated hosting, Email hosting, Domain registration, and Cloud services by DreamHost

Donate Securely

Subscribe to our Youtube channel
%d bloggers like this: