Romans 12:3 For I say, through the grace given unto me, to every man that is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think; but to think soberly, according as God hath dealt to every man the measure of faith.
James 4:6 But he giveth more grace. Wherefore he saith, God resisteth the proud, but giveth grace unto the humble.
A major key to experiencing the wonderful grace of God is to walk in humility. To the humble person God gives more grace James 4:6. A humble person can admit need and acknowledge one’s dependency upon God. It is quick to acknowledge that all that we are and have is because of God’s grace. The more we understand grace, the more it humbles us, but also the more we humble ourselves the more grace He gives us. For some, humility means to come down in their thinking of themselves because they think too high of themselves; to others, they need to come up in their thinking because they think too low of themselves. Neither thinking more highly of ourselves or more lowly than we ought to think is right. Thinking soberly (Romans 12:3) is to not think more highly of ourselves as we ought to think but it does not mean we are to diminish ourselves. Diminishing ourselves is to describe ourselves as having little value or importance. Diminishing ourselves is not humility. Humility is thinking and saying everything about ourselves that God’s Word says of us.
What right do we have to belittle, diminish, or despise someone who:
1. God loves so deeply.
Romans 5:8 But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.
2. God has honored so highly.
John 1:12 But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name:
3. God values so much.
1 Peter 1:18,19 Forasmuch as ye know that ye were not redeemed with corruptible things, as silver and gold, from your vain conversation received by tradition from your fathers; 19 But with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot:
4. God has provided for so fully.
Romans 8:32 He that spared not his own Son, but delivered him up for us all, how shall he not with him also freely give us all things?
5. God has planned for so carefully.
Ephesians 1:3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ: 4 According as he hath chosen us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before him in love: 5 Having predestinated us unto the adoption of children by Jesus Christ to himself, according to the good pleasure of his will,
6. God has accepted
Ephesians 1:6 To the praise of the glory of his grace, wherein he hath made us accepted in the beloved.
7. God has redeemed and forgiven.
Ephesians 1:7 In whom we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of his grace;
8. God has an assignment for.
Ephesians 2:10 For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.