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Feb 11

How does the Jante Law match up with God’s Word?

Jante Law (spirit of false humility)

God’s Law (Word)

1. Do not think you are anything special. 1. You are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, His own special people (1 Pet. 2:9).
2. Do not think you are as the same standing as us. 2. Before God you are the same standing as all people (Eph. 2:14-18).
3. Do not think you are wiser (or smarter) than we are. 3. God’s wisdom is available to every believer (Js. 1:5).
4. Do not fool yourself into thinking you are better than we are 4. If you obey God’s commands you will be the head and not the tail (Deut. 28:13).
5. Do not think you know more than we do. 5. Through His word God wants to give you knowledge and purpose (Prov. 1:4).
6. Do not think you are more important than we are. 6. You are so important to God that He sacrificed His Son on your behalf (Rom. 8:32).
7. Do not think you are good at anything. 7. God has given you specific gifts and talents to bless others (1 Cor. 12:7-11; 1 Pet. 4:10).
8. Do not laugh at us. 8. If someone laughs at you forgive them and move on (Eph. 4:32).
9. Do not think anyone cares about you. 9. Not only does God care about you but He has placed you in a spiritual family that will love and care for you no matter what. (1 Pet. 5:7; Rom. 12:10).
10. Do not think you can teach us anything. 10. God has called you to first be taught and discipled and then to do the same for the nations of the earth (Matt. 28:19-20).