God is not Arrogant

“Attributes of Love” Series Introduction:  1 John 4:8 tells us that “God is love”, and 1 Corinthians 13:4-7 lists the attributes of love. So in this series, we’re going to discuss each of the attributes in those verses, one by one, to learn more about the nature of God.

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OK, we’re going to start with the dictionary definition again today:
 
ar·ro·gant adjective having or revealing an exaggerated sense of one’s own importance or abilities
 
God can’t be arrogant – having an exaggerated sense of His importance or abilities. He is the maker of all things! He is the God of the universe: all powerful, all knowing. 

Psalm 86:10 For you are great and do wondrous things; you alone are God.

Colossians 1:16 For by him all things were created, in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities—all things were created through him and for him.

It really isn’t possible for God to be arrogant. But furthermore – He wouldn’t want to be, or need to be. God doesn’t have anything to prove. He just IS. 

Revelation 1:8 “I am the Alpha and the Omega,” says the Lord God, “who is and who was and who is to come, the Almighty.”

When we are arrogant, when we puff ourselves up, what we’re really doing is acting out of insecurity. We are acting out of our fear of not being enough. But God is love.

1 John 4:18 There is no fear in love, but perfect love casts out fear. 
 
God has no need for being arrogant. When we are fully accepting and understanding of His love for us, and doing what He calls us to do, we have no need of arrogance either. We have no need to fear not being enough – because we are exactly what God made us to be.
 
Lord, help me to accept that I am exactly what you made me. I do not need to feel insecure, or inadequate. I do not need to hide my deficiencies, nor do I need to puff myself up. Because where I am weak, or small, that is exactly where your Your strength can be seen. Help me to live so that Your glory can be seen, not in what I am, but in Who You Are.

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