Monday, October 29, 2012

Thought of the Day !!

Because of the privilege and authority God has given me, I give each of you this warning:  Don’t think you are better than you really are.  Be honest in your evaluation of yourselves, measuring yourselves by the faith God has given us.  Just as our bodies have many parts and each part has a special function, so it is with Christ’s body.  We are many parts of one body, and we all belong to each other.
                                                                      Romans 12:3-5 (NLT)

As a man called by God to be a preacher and pastor, I’ve been given a great responsibility.  I also might have influence over some that other Christians don’t.  But I’m no more special than anyone else in my congregation.  In the same way, our Sunday School teachers and Bible Study leaders are no better than their students.  Your job in the church, or how much money you give, or your position on the Church Council or Board does not make you better or worse than any other Christian. 

We need to evaluate ourselves often so that we humbly check our egos to make sure we don’t think of ourselves as better than anyone else.  This is because it's easy to compare ourselves with others and think that we're better than them in some way or another.  This is what the devil tempts us to do.  But God gives us His Word that teaches us to make an honest evaluation of ourselves, measuring ourselves "by the faith that God has given us" instead of by other people.

Our bodies have several different parts to make them function.  All of them are important.  It’s the same within the body of Christ.  Some may perform menial tasks, while others get the more glorified roles.  Some work behind the scenes, and others lead in public.  Some are good at words, while others are good with their hands.

One thing is for sure.  All are needed.  And all are just as important in God’s eyes.  Let us make sure that we do an ego check to make sure we don’t think too highly of ourselves.

In the love of Christ,


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