5961 superiority

5961 superiority

A sense of being of greater importance or value in comparison with others, which can lead to arrogance and boasting.

Superiority is a characteristic of the wicked person

It is the product of human pride Pr 21:24; 3Jn 9 See also 2Ch 26:16; Ps 73:3-9; Isa 3:16; Isa 9:9-10; Ro 1:30; 2Ti 3:4; 2Pe 2:10

It involves looking down on others 1Sa 17:42; Lk 18:9-14 See also Ge 16:4-5; 1Sa 10:27; 2Sa 6:16 pp 1Ch 15:29; Ps 31:18; Ps 101:5; Ps 123:3-4; Pr 15:20; Pr 23:22; Am 5:10

It gives rise to boasting Est 5:11; Ac 8:9 See also 1Ki 20:11; Isa 16:6; Eze 28:2; Da 7:8; Hos 12:8; Mt 26:33-35; Jas 3:5; Jude 16

God hates superior behaviour and will judge it

Isa 2:11-12; 1Pe 5:5 See also 1Sa 2:3; 2Sa 22:28; Job 20:6-7; Pr 3:11; Pr 16:5,18; Pr 21:4; Isa 2:17; Isa 10:12; Isa 13:11,19; Isa 23:9; Jer 9:23-24; Ob 12-13; Mt 18:10; Ro 11:17-18; Ro 14:3,10; 1Co 1:20-25; 1Ti 3:6; 1Ti 6:17; Rev 18:7-8

The attitude of the godly is not superior

They demonstrate a proper humility Ps 131:1; Php 2:3 See also Ro 12:16; 1Co 4:6-7; Php 2:4-8

Jesus Christ’s advice to those who aspire to greatness Mt 20:20-28 pp Mk 10:35-45 See also Jn 13:12-17

See also

2069Christ, pre-eminence
5793arrogance
5813conceit
5848exaggeration
5888inferiority
6121boasting
8276humility
8790oppression
8802pride
8815ridicule
8824self-righteousness

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