For by the grace given me I say to every one of you: Do not think of yourself more highly than you ought, but rather think of yourself with sober judgment, in accordance with the measure of faith God has given you. Romans 12:3 NIV
Contrary to the logic of society today Paul teaches humility. A long time ago they taught it as an intricate part of intelligence. But not now! Christians may still teach it to some degree. But pride and self-sufficiency has gained strength. Nowadays a humble person is considered weak and defenseless. We prefer to be strong and brave soldiers who are already triumphant. We think our Savior is just dying to sweep in and prove that we are conquerors. That we have never set aside our pride is overlooked, and we are not even told that we should. But the faith Paul speaks of is directly linked to our humility. Where does our own faith measure today?
The trouble with forgetting humility is that it robs Christ of His effectiveness in us. The pride of the conqueror just does not let us need Him as we do. We cannot see our need for change. We fail to realize Jesus is essential for us to have any hope of approaching God and standing in His penetrating Light. Shall we pray that we can learn again the secret of humility? Shall we pray for a greater amount of faith? Shall we ask for enough faith to make us humble again and know we need Christ and seek Him for His help?
Teach us again to be humble! Give us enough faith to see our need for You! Let us seek You in us in an ever increasing amount. Never let us be content with less than You we pray!