5888 inferiority

5888 inferiority

A discouraging sense of being of less importance or value in comparison with others.

Inferiority as a depressing lack of self-worth

Jdg 6:15; Ps 22:6; 1Co 2:3 See also 1Sa 18:23; Ne 4:4; Ne 6:9; Ps 31:9-10; Ps 70:5; Ps 74:21; Ps 86:1; Ps 109:22; Ps 119:25,141; Ecc 9:16; Isa 33:8; Jer 22:28; La 1:11; Mal 2:9

Inferiority as a healthy sense of unworthiness

Isa 6:5; Mt 5:3; Lk 5:8 See also 2Sa 12:13; Job 42:6; Ps 38:1-22; Ps 51:3-5; Rev 1:17; Rev 3:17

God’s judgment will bring inferiority on on proud nations

Ob 2 See also Isa 16:14; Jer 49:15; Eze 29:15

Refusing to be intimidated by a sense of inferiority

Job 12:3; 1Ti 4:12 See also Job 13:2; 2Co 11:5; 2Co 12:11; Tit 2:15

God values those regarded as inferior and uses them

Dt 7:7-8; 1Co 1:27-28 See also 1Sa 2:8; Ps 12:5; Ps 34:6; Ps 35:10; Ps 36:7; Ps 40:17; Ps 72:13; Ps 136:23; Ps 140:12; Isa 11:4; Isa 25:4; Isa 29:19; Isa 41:14; Isa 49:7; Isa 61:1-3; Hos 11:1-4

Jesus Christ valued those traditionally regarded as inferior

Mt 8:2-4 the diseased and ritually unclean; Mt 9:10-13 the morally unacceptable; Mt 15:21-29 non-Jews; Mt 19:13-14 children; Lk 18:13 those who are ashamed of their sins; Jn 4:9 women

Believers are to help and encourage those who feel inferior

Lk 14:13; Ro 12:16 See also Ps 82:3-4; 1Th 5:14; Heb 12:12-13

See also

4050dust
5916pessimism
5961superiority
6151dirt
8276humility
8305meekness
8340self-respect
8357weakness
8713discouragement
8741failure

Bible Gateway Recommendations

CLC Bible Companion DVD (PDF)
Retail: $9.99
Our Price: $8.99
Save: $1.00 (10%)
Manual Bíblico Nelson  (The Nelson Bible Companion)
Retail: $39.99
Our Price: $17.69
Save: $22.30 (56%)
CLC Bible Companion, Flexicover
Retail: $24.99
Our Price: $16.99
Save: $8.00 (32%)
More works by Martin H. Manser