Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Humility, By Sarah P.


By Sarah P.

"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 a measure of faith." -Romans 12:3 NKJV

As the creation of God, it is really surprising that any of us should struggle with pride. All who have been saved have realized just how big their sin is-and how hopeless they are without Jesus. Why, then, do we elevate ourselves above others? None of us as sinners are more righteous than each other. "For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God." (Romans 3:23 NKJV) We are all willing enough to accept that others sin, but sometimes it can be hard to accept as Christians that we are no more worthy of salvation than the lost. Nothing we can do on our own can get us to heaven. Jesus came to die so that we could have a chance to accept His free gift of eternal life.

Only because of Jesus are we made pure. Once we are saved, shouldn't the knowledge of this free, wonderful gift lead us to compassion for others that don't have it? Shouldn't we reach out to others all the more because we are reminded that once we were just like them? Jesus' salvation is free-completely free-so why do we become like the prideful Pharisees and turn our backs on the lost that seem so unworthy? How will the lost think of us when they see only prideful, arrogant people that scorn them and claim themselves righteous? We are God's servants, so let us all be humble and caring for others.

Let's all reach out to those around us that are suffering, and tell everybody of the amazing gift of eternal life that is free. Share the love of Christ with others-and don't let your pride hold you back!


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