Robert McLaughlin Bible Ministries
If believers would only learn to lay their hand on their own mouth.
Sunday, November 9, 2003
Pres-act-part – eidos – eijdwV” = to be aware of, to know, to perceive, to understand.
Conjunction hoti – o@ti = denoting the content of Satan’s knowledge.
Pres-act-ind – echei – e!cei = “knowing that he has.”
Adjective oligon – ojlivgon
Noun kairon – kairoVn
– “knowing that he has a little time” = Knowing that his time is short.
When a person has made their own mistakes through their own bad decisions, it is inevitable that they will eventually become so frustrated that they will enter into many forms of self-justification.
This is to make Job realize that the reason that he flunked this part of the test is because he questioned God.
He is now getting the grace perspective which is no illusions about himself.
GEN 32:10 “I am unworthy of all the lovingkindness and of all the faithfulness which You have shown to Your servant.”
LUK 18:13 But the tax-gatherer, standing some distance away, was even unwilling to lift up his eyes to heaven, but was beating his breast, saying, “God, be merciful to me, the sinner!”
1TI 1:15 It is a trustworthy statement, deserving full acceptance, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners, among whom I am foremost of all.
LUK 15:19 “I am no longer worthy to be called your son [we were never worthy to be called God’s children]; make me as one of your hired men.”
That is the whole issue behind Job’s complaint, condemning God so that he could justify himself.
Condemning others so that we can justify ourselves = what Satan is doing in Rev 12, manifested by frustration leading to violence and destruction resulting in self-justification.
Self-justification is a system of divorcement from reality.
The sins of self-justification remove the believer from reality and contribute to the status of the psychotic Christian.
a. The lust complex of sins.
The lust pattern of the sin nature includes:
1. Power lust.
2. Approbation lust.
3. Social lust.
4. Sexual lust.
5. Chemical lust.
6. Monetary lust.
Adversity is used by the Lord to test the believer and to cause the believer to utilize the problem solving devices.
7. Inordinate ambition resulting in inordinate competition.
8. Crusader lust, believer activism.
9. Lust for revenge.
10. Criminal lust.
11. Pleasure lust.
b. Jealousy used as justification for vilification.
c. The sins of self-justification also include reaction sins to wrongs which are real or imagined such as hatred, bitterness and implacability, self-pity, revenge, murder, unfaithfulness or fornication.
The sins of self-justification are evil because they intensify the spiritual problem of the person who has been wronged, not the person who committed the wrong.
ROM 5:3 and not only this, but we also rejoice in our tribulations, knowing that tribulation [affliction, hardship], brings about perseverance;
HOS 5:15 In their affliction or adversity they will earnestly seek Me.
2CH 15:4 “But in their distress [anguish trouble] they turned to the Lord God of Israel, and they sought Him, and He let them find Him.”
2TH 1:6 for after all it is only just for God to repay with affliction those who afflict you,
On the other hand, the sins of self-justification divorce the believer from reality and cause a split personality resulting in withdrawal.
JAM 1:8 A double-minded man is unstable in all his ways.
JAM 4:8 Cleanse your hands you sinning ones, and purify your hearts, you double-minded.