Everything That We Have
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 one a measure of faith. (Romans 12:3 NKJV)
Let the lowly brother glory in his exaltation, but the rich in his humiliation, because as a flower of the field he will pass away (James 1:9 – 1:10 NKJV)
For no sooner has the sun risen with a burning heat than it withers the grass; its flower falls, and its beautiful appearance perishes. So the rich man also will fade away in his pursuits. (James 1:11 NKJV)
The faith that we have
The grace that we have
The ministry that we have
The gifts that we have
The riches that we have
The education that we have
They beauty that we have
The fame that we have
Everything that we have
Both spiritually and physically
Comes from God.
We must never ever consider ourselves
Better than anyone else
Based on spiritual or physical blessings.
Paul says we should think of others
As better than us.
Let nothing be done through selfish ambition or conceit,but in lowliness of mind let each esteem others better than himself. (Philippians 2:3 NKJV)
Our joy will know no bounds
As soon as we learn to respect and value
God Himself does not judge
By outward appearance and looks at the heart.
Since we cannot see the heart and we are commanded not to judge
We must stop thinking that we are better than anybody else.
For if there should come into your assembly a man with gold rings, in fine apparel, and there should also come in a poor man in filthy clothes,and you pay attention to the one wearing the fine clothes and say to him, “You sit here in a good place,” and say to the poor man, “You stand there,” or, “Sit here at my footstool,” have you not shown partiality among yourselves, and become judges with evil thoughts? (James 2:4 NKJV) (James 2:2 – 2:3 NKJV)
Even if we can see the heart, that would still not be enough reason
To judge who is inferior or superior.
Everything we have comes from the grace of God. They
Are all blessings so, we must
Always think of others as better than us.
We must realize that every man has dignity
And was created by God in His image. That reason alone is enough
To esteem man regardless of his circumstances or the level of grace that
God has given him.
We must never exalt people based on physical or spiritual blessings.
It is an evil mindset and that mindset comes from the world and we
Must reject the ways of the world.