Romans 12:3

“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.“

In the twelfth chapter of Romans, we find the Apostle Paul speaking very straightforward and simply about living a Christian life. He says in the first verse, “Present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God”, showing the life that we must sacrifice and leave behind, and then explains the life that we must then strive to achieve. There is a greater life after the transformation from the old to the new man. The life of a born again Holy Ghost filled Believer, though lived in a fallen body, should exemplify our Savior in every way. Be holy as Christ is holy (1 Peter 1:16). The Holy Spirit will come alongside us and help us live this life.

Paul tells us to not think of ourselves more highly than we ought to. Although we are the Bride of Jesus Christ, and have become Believers, we are still human beings, only saved by His mercy and grace. We must not be arrogant because we are Believers; rather, because we are Believers we should exemplify a life of humility in front of the world. We should proclaim the fact, through the lives we live, “If not for Grace, where would I be.”

We must think soberly, casting down pride and arrogance. The Lord gifted us with the faith we have to see who we are according to His mercies. We cannot look down on those around us. If we do, then we misuse the faith God has given us, and in turn could miss the very purpose for which God gave us the faith. God has given us the faith we need to be saved, to overcome, and to share that faith with those around us so that they may also be save. Let us therefore humble ourselves and think just like we ought to.

Living a Christian life means to think soberly about ourselves, not living with pride or arrogance, but realizing, “If not for the Grace of God, where would I be?”

63-1114 - “Influence”

But yet we—we want to take care, we get the pride in this eighty-four cents, wrap it up in a five-hundred-dollar mink coat, and—and stick our nose up in the air, and think we're—we're doing something. I don't mean to be joking. This is not to joke. This, this is just telling you what we are. See, we're—we're—we're… 135  We haven't got the humility. We don't want to, and people don't. You go sometime to a real well-dressed people in church, they—they'll come in; and if you're not dressed just right, they'll look at you and talk, you know. And it makes its… They shouldn't do that, and professing Christianity. I—I—I think it's just a profession and not a possession. Because I believe that a—a real old-time experience with God will make a tuxedo coat put his arms around a pair of overalls, and say, "brother." I—I really believe it. It's a true. A calico dress with a silk one, will call, "sister." Yes, sir. Because, it isn't the clothes, it isn't the person. It's Christ, what's on the inside, and we should humble ourselves.

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