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What is presumption? What is pride?

HYPOTHESIS: What does "zadown" mean ?

INTRODUCTION: Here is another of our word studies along the theme of "Self" and "Self indulgence". In the Bible are stuggles for power. One common form of gaining power is the presumptous control of power by one over another. This is the study of "zadown" Let's see the study for ourselves.

METHOD: See all verses in the OT.

CONCLUSION: The meaning of "zadown" is to "boiling-pride" or to be "presumptous".


��� "boiling-pride" "Strongs 2087" The pictograph means "The ploughing door secured across the seed of nations..."

PERSONAL APPLICATION: Because we do not see non-verbal behaviour very well, we have forgotten the visual clues to Ancient Hebrew.

It can be difficult at time looking back at a culture, from 3,000 BC to the meaning of words in the pictographs arranged by the letters. It can be a challenge to understand. But Hebrew is easier to read , spell and understand than English, whose letters have no meaning for the word they form. Unlike Hebrew, the letters do indeed tell us much about the root meaning of the word.

DISCUSSION: See comments in text.

De 17:12 And the man that will do presumptuously, and will not hearken unto the priest that standeth to minister there before the LORD thy God, or unto the judge, even that man shall die: and thou shalt put away the evil from Israel.

"No man is to plough his door of opinions securely across the seed of generations" We can this act of pride "presumption", the strange right of a person to control the power of another person. No priest or human has the right to act with God's power as if it was his to use as he will.

De 18:22 When a prophet speaketh in the name of the LORD, if the thing follow not, nor come to pass, that is the thing which the LORD hath not spoken, but the prophet hath spoken it presumptuously: thou shalt not be afraid of him.

A good test of power flowing in your life is to ask the person to prophecy, of show power of GOD flowing through their lives....not that we should put GOD to the test...but if no power flows, the person is making presumptous use of powers that do not belong to him or her.

1Sa 17:28 And Eliab his eldest brother heard when he spake unto the men; and Eliab's anger was kindled against David, and he said, Why camest thou down hither? and with whom hast thou left those few sheep in the wilderness? I know thy pride, and the naughtiness of thine heart; for thou art come down that thou mightest see the battle.

Here is a brother using powers of persuasion that is not his right to use, to make excuses to do other things....

Pr 11:2 � When pride cometh, then cometh shame: but with the lowly is wisdom

They say power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely. And this is true. Being humble and meek are the only conditions necessary for power to flow through you...You cannot make this power flow when you will, such power is Jesus and belongs to Jesus, not you. You are a conduit through which the power flows, nothing more. You do not have ownership to Jesus or His power flowing through you, so do not presume the rights to His power, or you will fail. Many Christians set themselves up to ridicule over power issues when other scorn and laugh at them to show them a sign....The Jews did the same to Jesus on earth, they wanted Him to make a proud show of His power above human powers the Jews had. But Jesus could not use His Father's power flowing through Him presumptously He did not have ownership of His Father's power, and it was not for display of pride, but for redemption of others. So the Jews saw Jesus as a fraud...and a false prophet...but those who were saved by Him saw Him as the Son of God, the Messiah !!! Shalom

Pr 13:10 � Only by pride cometh contention: but with the well advised is wisdom.

Many people want to control others... It is a form of supreme pride to make others your slaves, and using your rights of presumption, to control others. There is a sense of boiling -pride about this. The Ancient Hebrew word has other words of similes. One of the other words is the idea to boil...and excellent picture of presumptous pride. The person boils inside, and wants to control others. So the humble are often afflicted by the presummptous proud person, because they love the thrill of the kill, the joy in making themselves a higher authority than you.

Pr 21:24 � Proud and haughty scorner is his name, who dealeth in proud wrath

Those of presumptous pride often have boiling pride, or wrath... So watch out for their anger, when you resist them controlling you.

Jer 49:16 Thy terribleness hath deceived thee, and the pride of thine heart, O thou that dwellest in the clefts of the rock, that holdest the height of the hill: though thou shouldest make thy nest as high as the eagle, I will bring thee down from thence, saith the LORD.

As the desire to control others intensifies, the presumptous person rises in pride higher and higher above people, like an eagle on a cliff next, I am better than you, you obey me, I am the only strong authority of this house. Such is the demise of the "strong water" (mother) of the home, and the children who are mere slaves to the dictator.

Jer 50:31 Behold, I am against thee, O thou most proud, saith the Lord GOD of hosts: for thy day is come, the time that I will visit thee.

God will judge those who take over the power of others. Worse is those Christians who take over the power of Jesus when they pray, or use His Name for selfish reason...

Jer 50:32 And the most proud shall stumble and fall, and none shall raise him up: and I will kindle a fire in his cities, and it shall devour all round about him

The arrogant and presumptous boiling pride of men will fall one day...

Eze 7:10 Behold the day, behold, it is come: the morning is gone forth; the rod hath blossomed, pride hath budded.

Ob 1:3 The pride of thine heart hath deceived thee, thou that dwellest in the clefts of the rock, whose habitation is high; that saith in his heart, Who shall bring me down to the ground?

Pride is a simile of a high cleft in the rock... Rock is a simile of Jesus. Thus the person who presumes to make a high rock his resting place is assuming the strong authority role of Jesus Himself ! What nerve ! What presumption of power ! Who are you, O worm ? Who are you, O man ? To abuse my power and usurp my authority ?

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