One of the quality of Gods grace is that it humbles you,it changes your perception of who you are.
Humility is not defined by your outward appearance,you may look beggarly and poor,that does not mean you are humble,you may talk slow and low but it still does not mean you are humble,you may even walk more slow than the tortoise it still doesn’t mean you are humble.
Humility is an internal quality that certainly shows off in your attitude especially in your relationship with others.
What is the state of your heart;how do you see yourself and what is your perception of others as compared to you?
In this text Paul was trying to tell us to be humble.
The grace of God is not a right but a privilege,its favor that we didn’t deserve .
Grace is a gift that came through the death of Christ ,he took all our Sins upon himself,he took our place,when we should have been killed he took our place.
So stop feeling you are too much,stop feeling you are more righteous and more holy than others,stop looking down on other s.
You are what you are today because of the finished work of Christ,all the credit should go to God who gave his only begotten son,neglected him on that cross,for our sakes.
“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. (Romans 12:3 NLT)”
A similar warning was also given in 1corinthians 10:12 “wherefore let him that thinkers he standeth take heed lest he falls”
It’s ok to think highly of yourself,but think more highly than you really are is crossing the line and a fall is on the way.
Be honest in the evaluation of yourself,be real,stop creating a picture of what you are not to others that is living a lie.
When we do this we abuse the grace of God and soon we will fall,let’s be humble in the way we think about ourselves,lets be faith builders and encourage those who are weak,instead of running them down.