Abiding Above - March 20, 2015

 

Genuine Humility-Part 3

March 20, 2015

 

Romans 12:3“ For I say, through the grace given to me, to everyone who is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think, but to think soberly, as God has dealt to each one a measure of faith.”

When we are left to ourselves, we will think too highly of ourselves or we will think to poorly of ourselves, but by the Word of God and by the Spirit of God, biblically we can think soundly about ourselves. 

This is what I am calling all of us to do…we are to think soundly about ourselves. We must recognize that God lives inside of us by the Holy Spirit. He has given us His mind and His wisdom and we must rely on what we already have in Christ.

My friend, would you say you are an extrovert or an introvert? Well, the extrovert is not right and the introvert is not right.  Sometimes we think that when we see somebody who is struggling with self-esteem or self-disapproval that this is a humble man or woman, but that is an inverted form of pride. The extrovert that loves to hear their name and the person who shies away from others…they are equally wrong. God tells us that we are to think soberly about ourselves. You see, we are not to base everything on us; we are to base everything in the Christian life on God. There is only on way for us to think biblically about ourselves and to be balanced within ourselves and it is by the Word of God and by the indwelling Holy Spirit. It is the Holy Spirit who gives us the mind of Christ and He is the one who gives us balance in our Christian life. 

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