Biblical Self-Esteem

A collection of Devotions and articles about the Biblical view of Self-Esteem.

Modern philosophy has advanced the notion that one of our most important needs is self-esteem. God's Word does not support this claim, and the following 1-Minute devotions discuss the issue. I pray they will help you gain God's perspective on this important subject. If you would like a short description of each devotion, scroll down below the picture archive.
 

The false views of the Self-esteem philosophy have infiltrated teachings in the church. This article explains how Proverbs 23:7 has been misused for that purpose.
Those teaching self-esteem philosophies in the church have badly misused this Scripture to justify principles that contradict Scripture.
 
The Old Testament is in full agreement with the New Testament regarding the dangers of high self-esteem and gives us some vivid examples.
 
When God tells us to nurture our children in the Lord, that does not mean promoting self-esteem. Read why.
 
It’s popular to blame bad behavior on low self-image. But this belief is seriously flawed. This 1-minute devotion explains. 
 
Beware of those who misuse Psalm 139 to fit it into Self-Esteem philosophies.
 
Low self-esteem and high self-esteem have the same Biblical cure. This 1-minute devotion explains.
 
We need to admit we've bought into the non-Biblical self-esteem philosophy. This short devotion looks at Galatians 6. 
 
How the Self-Esteem Movement Actually Promotes A World of Pharisees 
 
Why genuine Christians Refuse to Buy into Self-Esteem Teachings.
 
We’ve come a long way, baby. But it’s not been the right direction!
 
This 1-minute devotion packs a powerful punch exposing 6 Ways the Self-Esteem Movement Contradicts Scripture.
 
Self-esteem has turned us into a nation of underachievers who are falsely self-confident. This 1-minute devotion explains this dangerous trend from a Biblical perspective.
 
Years of professional work as a psychologist convinced this man to discard the self-esteem teachings in favor of something you might not expect.
 
This 1-minute devotion addresses ways that we avoid taking up our cross and following Christ. It also offers the Biblical solutions.
 
Narcissism is on the rise and much of it is accepted in modern Christianity. This 1-minute devotion gives an example and warns us to avoid these errors.
 
Many of the popular parenting ideas contradict the principles in the Bible, but it's easy to be mislead. this short devotion gives some important insights.
 
Some crazy things are happening because of our emphasis on self-esteem. This 1-minute devotion explores them from a Biblical perspective.
 
It's important that we fully understand how self-confidence and "God-confidence" relate for a Christian's well-being.
 
Mark 8 says Jesus was AMAZED by the faith of the Centurion. This 1-minute devotion explains why.
 
Popular teachings encourage parents to praise their children, but these teachings do not always agree with Scriptural principles. Check out this thoughtful article that helps you answer this question: Are you producing Praise-Greedy children? 
 
We think we can beat the blues by building up our self-esteem, but we need to do something completely different - something Scripture commands.
 
In our self-esteem, no-fault culture, every child gets a trophy. But don't mistake the ways of culture for the ways of God. This 1-minute devotion explains.
 
This 1-minute devotion explains why the meek will inherit the earth and why we should seek to be meek. - Matthew 5:5 
 
Bragging is Not Biblical with one exception. Do you know what it is?
 
Some interesting true stories of dangerous selfies and some thoughts from Scripture that have nothing to do with photos.
 
These are 8 problems that narcissists have. Sadly, these problems are becoming more common. This 1-minute devotion describes each problem and the Biblical solution.
 
This short devotion encourages us to quit giving in to our children and start helping them develop self-control. It offers Scripture and other resources.
 
We live in an age of dangerous SELFIES, and I'm not talking about photos. This 1-minute devotion explains. 
 
When I heard a well-known celebrity claim God was jealous of her, I realized how serious our human sinfulness has become. This 1-minute devotion explains.
 
Life is filled with many mundane tasks. This 1-minute devotion talks about Doing the mundane for Christ.
 
We will never understand God’s amazing grace until we understand how wretched we are without Him. Multiple Scriptures support this truth. 
 
When it comes to Honor, Christians must not get the Cart before the Horse!
 
We're fools to think high self-confidence makes us more effective in ministry. This 1-minute devotion explains why. 

Most folks resist correction, but Christians have ample reasons to accept it humbly. This 1-minute devotion explains.
 
Who Overcome Selfishness 6 Traits of Neo-Narcissists and 6 Traits of Genuine Christians. Which list best fits your lifestyle?
 
A best-selling book, a false view of self, and answers from Scripture.
 
This 1-Minute devotion addresses the way this un-biblical belief is damaging Christians and culture.
 
A great deal of emphasis is given to loving and esteeming ourselves. This 1-minute devotion explains a common error that supports this non-Biblical idea.
 
This 1-minute devotion explains how Moses' high self-esteem messed him up.
  
There's a danger in thinking the best of ourselves. Paul is our example. This 1-minute devotion explains.
 
This 1-minute devotion shares how modern culture now honors the values of the wicked stepmother in Snow White. 

There is a great misunderstanding about Love. Some folks believe it means the same as Acceptance. This 1-minute devotion explains.
 
Actual research refutes the self-esteem teachings promoted by many secular psychologists. And the Bible refutes it too! This article explains.
 
Colossians 2:8 explains the nature of false teachings and this 1-minute devotion explains 3 reasons they are so popular.
 
It's easy to make this mistake regarding Grace, but it's extremely important that we correct it.
 
This devotion explains why the word "unconditional" (which is not found in Scripture) causes many misunderstandings about God's love.
 
An important aspect of maturity in our faith and life is dependent on the way we respond to correction. God's words are strong. This 1-minute devotion explains. 
 
A collection of Devotions and articles about the Biblical view of Self-Esteem

 

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