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𝒬 132. What are the sins of equals?

𝒜. The sins of equals are, besides the neglect of the duties required,1 the undervaluing of the worth,2 envying the gifts,3 grieving at the advancement of prosperity one of another;4 and usurping preeminence one over another.5

  1. Romans 13:8

    Owe no one anything, except to love each other, for the one who loves another has fulfilled the law. (ESV)

  2. 2 Timothy 3:3

    heartless, unappeasable, slanderous, without self-control, brutal, not loving good,

    Proverbs 14:21

    Whoever despises his neighbor is a sinner,
    but blessed is he who is generous to the poor.

    Isaiah 65:5

    who say, “Keep to yourself,
    do not come near me, for I am too holy for you.”
    These are a smoke in my nostrils,
    a fire that burns all the day. (ESV)

  3. Acts 7:9

    “And the patriarchs, jealous of Joseph, sold him into Egypt; but God was with him

    Galatians 5:26

    Let us not become conceited, provoking one another, envying one another. (ESV)

  4. Numbers 12:2

    And they said, “Has the Lord indeed spoken only through Moses? Has he not spoken through us also?” And the Lord heard it. (ESV)

  5. 3 John 1:9

    I have written something to the church, but Diotrephes, who likes to put himself first, does not acknowledge our authority.

    Luke 22:24

    A dispute also arose among them, as to which of them was to be regarded as the greatest. (ESV)


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