Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Wed 090421 pm Respectable Sins: Confronting the Sins We Tolerate by Jerry Bridges

Respectable Sins: Confronting the Sins We Tolerate by Jerry Bridges

This list is primarily a list from Jerry Bridges book with a few additions of my own.

Ungodliness – living ones life with little or no thought of God or God’s will 1 timothy 4.7-8.1; 1 Corinthians 10:31; Colossians 1.9-10; 3.23; Psa 42.1-2; 63.1; 27.4
Anxiety - Distrusting God and not accepting His providence in my life Matthew 6:25-34
Frustration – being upset or even angry at whatever or whoever is blocking our plans Psa 139.16
Discontent/ – being dissatisfied with the circumstances God has placed me in 1 Corinthians 10.10
Unthankfulness – taking for granted all the blessings God has given or failing to express our gratitude 1 Thess 5.18
Pride – Feelings of moral superiority (self-righteousness), 1 Cor 8.1 boasting about achievements 1 Cor 4.7; resistant to authority, unteachable spirit
Selfishness – putting my desires and needs above other’s
Lack of Self-Control – the governance or prudent control of one’s desires cravings, impulses, emotions, and passions. Proverbs 25.8
Impatience - a strong sense of annoyance, at the faults and failures of others Eph 4.1-2; Col 3.12; 1 peter4.8
Irritability – tendency to humiliate the person who is the object of our impatience
Anger - resentment, bitterness, animosity, grudges, strife, Ephesians 4.31; Colossians 3.8 James 1.20
Judgmentalism – a critical spirit that raises points of preference or conviction to an elevated position and is condemning toward those who are wrong or disagree. Rom 14.4
Envy – the painful and often resentful awareness of an advantage enjoyed by someone else. Rom 12.5
Grumbling - to murmur or mutter in discontent; complain sullenly or critically 1 Corinthians 10.10
Gossip – whisperers, backbiters Rom 1.29-31 Proverbs 16.28; 18. 7-8; 20.19
Filthy language – Idle talk or rumor, esp. about the personal or private affairs of others Ja 3.5; Eph. 5.4
Worldliness – focusing on the things of this world 1 John2:15-16;
Lasciviousness – dressing or thinking in a way that promotes the passion of lust. Gal 5.19.
Idolatry – placing such a high value on something or someone that it tends to absorb too much of our emotional and mental energy. Matt 12.36
Lieing – telling an untruth or slanting the “truth” to mislead. Col 3.9
Divisiveness – Creating dissension or discord or being exclusive of brothers in Christ 1 Cor 1.10; 2'nd Timothy 2:23 and Titus 3:9-10

1 comment:

  1. that's such a convicting book title "Respectable Sins" i remember when i first heard that title, if only we felt the same way God does about sins.