Central church of Christ 

New Smyrna Beach, Fl 

Sunday Bible Study, 9am.    Sunday Worship, 10am & 5 pm.    Wednesday Bible Study, 7pm.

Dealing With Issues: Inferiority.

A discouraging sense of being of less importance or value in comparison with others.


Inferiority as a depressing lack of self-worth 

Jdg 6:15; Ps 22:6; 1Co 2:3 See also 1Sa 18:23; Ne 4:4; 6:9; Ps 31:9-10; 70:5; 74:21; 86:1; 109:22; 119:25,141; Ecc 9:16; Isa 33:8; Jer 22:28; La 1:11; Mal 2:9.



Inferiority as a healthy sense of unworthiness 

Isa 6:5; Mt 5:3; Lk 5:8 See also 2Sa 12:13; Job 42:6; Ps 38:1-22; 51:3-5; Rev 1:17; 3:17.



God’s judgment will bring inferiority on on proud nations

Ob 2 See also Isa 16:14; Jer 49:15; Eze 29:15.



Refusing to be intimidated by a sense of inferiority

Job 12:3; 1Ti 4:12 See also Job 13:2; 2Co 11:5; 12:11; Tit 2:15.



God values those regarded as inferior and uses them

Dt 7:7-8; 1Co 1:27-28 See also 1Sa 2:8; Ps 12:5; 34:6; 35:10; 36:7; 40:17; 72:13; 136:23; 140:12; Isa 11:4; 25:4; 29:19; 41:14; 49:7; 61:1-3; Hos 11:1-4.



Jesus Christ valued those traditionally regarded as inferior

Mt 8:2-4 the diseased and ritually unclean; Mt 9:10-13 the morally unacceptable; Mt 15:21-29 non-Jews; Mt 19:13-14 children; Lk 18:13 those who are ashamed of their sins; Jn 4:9 women.



Believers are to help and encourage those who feel inferior

Lk 14:13; Ro 12:16 See also Ps 82:3-4; 1Th 5:14; Heb 12:12-13.