“For I say, through the grace given unto me, to every man that is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think; but to think soberly, according as God hath dealt to every man the measure of faith.” (Romans 12:3)
Today’s Morsel: The apostle Paul cautions us not to think of ourselves more highly than we ought to think. The call here is to keep a watch and to be on the lookout for pride and self-exaltation, as they can sneak in unaware and destroy us. I have seen many who boast of themselves as some great one with pride dripping from their appearance and demeanor, as to say no one is better than me. But as Asaph said, God has set them in slippery places. As I stated, this scripture is a caution against pride; and an exhortation not to judge of ourselves by our talents, wealth, or function, but to form another standard of judging ourselves, and that is by our Christian character. Micah states, “He hath shewed thee, O man, what is good; and what doth the LORD require of thee, but to do justly, and to love mercy, and to walk humbly with thy God?” (Micah 6:8) The worst wound that one could ever receive is a broken spirit because of their self- exaltation, and pride. Always remember, pride did not come with your salvation. You buried that with your old man.
Sing: Let Jesus lead you, let Jesus lead you, let Jesus lead you all the way. All the way from earth to glory, let Jesus lead you all the way.
Thought For Today: The worst wound that one could ever receive is a broken spirit because of their self- exaltation and pride (Parker)