By Kenny Tibbetts
“For by the grace given to me I say to everyone among you not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think, but to think with sober judgment, each according to the measure of faith that God has assigned. For as in one body we have many members, and the members do not all have the same function, so we, though many, are one body in Christ, and individually members one of another. Having gifts that differ according to the grace given to us, let us use them: if prophecy, in proportion to our faith; if service, in our serving; the one who teaches, in his teaching; the one who exhorts, in his exhortation; the one who contributes, in generosity; the one who leads, with zeal; the one who does acts of mercy, with cheerfulness.” Romans 12:3-8
Why do you think it was important to Paul that nobody in the early church thought too highly of themselves?
- In verses four and five, Paul compares the church to a body that has many different parts. How are a church and a human body similar?
- In verses six through eight, Paul shows how God gives us particular gifts that allow us to serve one another. Is yours on the list? If not, what are you good at that God can use to serve His church?
SERVE Saturday is coming up on February 23 and teams are being formed to go out into our community and serve. Contact Joy Williams in the church office about where you might be able to use your God-given gifts and abilities to share the love of Christ with our community.
Ask God to give you clarity in your self-assessment. If you do think too highly of yourself, ask God to give you humility. Thank God that He gives us a church family we can find a place in. Ask God to show you the gifting that He has given you and how it corresponds to a need in our church or community.
Bible Reading Plan - Day 3