Beholding His Glory ~ Pastor Bill Slabaugh, Grace Baptist Church

Romans 12:3-8 Exercising Our Gifts in the Right Mind ~ Pastor Bill Slabaugh

September 7, 2019

For through the grace given to me I say to everyone among you not to think more highly of himself than he ought to think; but to think so as to have sound judgment, as God has allotted to each a measure of faith. (Romans 12:3)

Paul shows us in Romans 12:3 that you are not to think too highly of yourself.  But he also shows us that you are not to think too low of yourself.  Godly humility is not thinking too low of yourself, but to think as to have sound judgment.  If you are a believer you are a recipient of God’s Grace—not only the grace that saved you, but the grace by which God has gifted you for service. Our spiritual gifts differ according to the grace given to each one of us. But each one of us does have gifts.  You are not nothing. You  are not someone who can’t do anything or incapable—not at all.

Since we have gifts that differ according to the grace given to us, each of us is to exercise them accordingly: if prophecy, according to the proportion of his faith; (Romans 12:6)