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For by the grace given me I say to every one of you: Do not think of yourself more highly than you ought, but rather think of yourself with sober judgment, in accordance with the faith God has distributed to each of you.

Romans 12:3

No one is usually attracted to people who are full of themselves. A person interviewing for a new job can quickly lose an opportunity if they make themselves sound like a know-it-all.

In the same way as Christians, we don’t win people over by stepping on their feet to lift ourselves up. God does not favor us for our many words, or when we boast about all the good works we’ve done. In fact, when our good works are coupled with pride and conceit, then Jesus tells us we can lose our rewards in heaven (Matthew 6:2).

Our faith comes from God. He is the distributor and everything we have comes from Him. He just allows us to use it. So use your faith, but don’t abuse it. Every gift and talent that is used to glorify God is important and useful for building up the church.

The Bible also says that God gives each person a certain measure of faith and that measure is according to the calling and purpose God has for your life. So don’t think of yourself as “less than” because of your title and don’t think of yourself as “greater than” because of your title. Jesus says’

The greatest among you must be a servant. But those who exalt themselves will be humbled, and those who humble themselves will be exalted.

Matthew 23:11-12 NLT

So don’t get high, be sober. You never know what God has planned for your life.

Salvation Plan

Today, if you have not received Salvation or you would like to rededicate your life back to Christ, say this prayer:

God, I know that I am a sinner. Right now, Lord, I turn from my sins, and I ask you to forgive me. Jesus, I believe that you died on the cross and rose from the grave, for me. I open my heart and life for You to come in, and I receive You as my Lord and Savior. Thank You, God for saving me. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Read the Book of John in the Bible. Find out who Christ is, and how He loves you, yes you!

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