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.
Humility should always be a major part of every Christian.
I am ashamed to say it isn’t always a part of me.
I have no reason to think more highly of myself.
The same grace of God for me is given to everyone else. I’m just a small part in God’s huge plan.
He has given me a measure of faith. There is no need in me getting high minded. To each is given a measure of faith.
In the next few verses cement the fact I am just one member of the body of Christ. There are other members of the same body but each member has a different position.
It’s just like my own body and all the members of it. Eyes, fingers, lungs, brain…all have special functions.
Perhaps the brain is very important but what good would it do if I have no lungs to supply oxygen to it.
That’s where the humility comes in. The brain cannot think it’s the most essential part of my body. It is very important but it is dependent on all the other members of my body.
Such is the church, the body of Christ.
It goes on to say, having then gifts differing according to the grace that is given to us, let us use them: if prophecy, let us prophesy in proportion to our faith; or ministry, let us use it in our ministering; he who teaches, in teaching; he who exhorts, in exhortation; he who gives, with liberality; he who leads, with diligence; he who shows mercy, with cheerfulness. Romans 12:6-8