Elias Bejjani: The Pompousness, Self-Admiration and Bragging Plagues/أوبئة وكوارث التكبر والتبجح وعبادة الذات


The Pompousness, Self-Admiration and Bragging Plagues
Elias Bejjani/August 02/2020
أوبئة وكوارث التكبر والتبجح وعبادة الذات

We witness every day in our life especially with people who are in power or those who are rich certain disgusting evil conducts exhibited through superficiality, materialism, boasting and bragging.

These sickening people are conceited, pompous, self centered and never stop bragging as if the whole world revolves around them.

Such conducts make these individuals look so stupid and so ignorant and at the same time very difficult to be tolerated.

They isolate themselves and generate frustration and anger among those who deal with them, be family members or acquaintances.

As Christians are we allowed to brag and boast and act with self-admiration and superiority?

Of course not, because the bible instructs us to be modest, humble meek and loving.

Meanwhile God punishes the braggers and conceited as Isaiah states:

Isaiah/10:15 Should an axe brag against him who chops with it? Should a saw exalt itself above him who saws with it? As if a rod should lift those who lift it up, or as if a staff should lift up someone who is not wood.

Isaiah/10:16 Therefore the Lord, Yahweh of Armies, will send among his fat ones leanness; and under his glory a burning will be kindled like the burning of fire.

Isaiah/10:17 The light of Israel will be for a fire, and his Holy One for a flame; and it will burn and devour his thorns and his briers in one day.

Isaiah/10:18 He will consume the glory of his forest, and of his fruitful field, both soul and body. It will be as when a standard bearer faints.

Isaiah/10:19 The remnant of the trees of his forest shall be few, so that a child could write their number.

Isaiah/10:33-34: “Behold, the Lord, Yahweh of Armies, will lop the boughs with terror. The tall will be cut down, and the lofty will be brought low.

Isaiah/10:34) He will cut down the thickets of the forest with iron, and Lebanon will fall by the Mighty One.

اشعيا 10/15من15حتى19
هَلْ تَفْتَخِرُ ٱلْفَأْسُ عَلَى ٱلْقَاطِعِ بِهَا، أَوْ يَتَكَبَّرُ ٱلْمِنْشَارُ عَلَى مُرَدِّدِهِ؟ كَأَنَّ ٱلْقَضِيبَ يُحَرِّكُ رَافِعَهُ! كَأَنَّ ٱلْعَصَا تَرْفَعُ مَنْ لَيْسَ هُوَ عُودًا! لِذَلِكَ يُرْسِلُ ٱلسَّيِّدُ، سَيِّدُ ٱلْجُنُودِ، عَلَى سِمَانِهِ هُزَالًا، وَيُوقِدُ تَحْتَ مَجْدِهِ وَقِيدًا كَوَقِيدِ ٱلنَّارِ. وَيَصِيرُ نُورُ إِسْرَائِيلَ نَارًا وَقُدُّوسُهُ لَهِيبًا، فَيُحْرِقُ وَيَأْكُلُ حَسَكَهُ وَشَوْكَهُ فِي يَوْمٍ وَاحِدٍ، وَيُفْنِي مَجْدَ وَعْرِهِ وَبُسْتَانِهِ، ٱلنَّفْسَ وَٱلْجَسَدَ جَمِيعًا. فَيَكُونُ كَذَوَبَانِ ٱلْمَرِيضِ. وَبَقِيَّةُ أَشْجَارِ وَعْرِهِ تَكُونُ قَلِيلَةً حَتَّى يَكْتُبَهَا صَبِيٌّ.

هُوَذَا ٱلسَّيِّدُ رَبُّ ٱلْجُنُودِ يَقْضِبُ ٱلْأَغْصَانَ بِرُعْبٍ، وَٱلْمُرْتَفِعُو ٱلْقَامَةِ يُقْطَعُونَ، وَٱلْمُتَشَامِخُونَ يَنْخَفِضُونَ. وَيُقْطَعُ غَابُ ٱلْوَعْرِ بِٱلْحَدِيدِ، وَيَسْقُطُ لُبْنَانُ بِقَدِيرٍ.

Elias Bejjani
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