Monday, October 5, 2015

Romans 12:3-8

Romans 12:3-8
English Standard Version (ESV)

  Every now and again you hear of a team member demanding special treatment -- they've started to believe that they are the most important member of the team, and feel that they should be compensated as such.  They've started to think that they are owed something more due to their special talents.  It happens in the church, too.
  Here, Paul is telling us that we need to remember to be humble, for what we have we received from God, and we received it for a purpose -- not for our own glory, but for the use of God in building his church.  God loves us, but he doesn't single some of us out to be better than the rest.  Instead, each of us is a puzzle piece with different attributes that is meant to fit together in the building of the Kingdom.  We are unique and special and different, but that, in no way, entitles us to special treatment.  Let us serve with humility, grateful for the gifts we received.

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