“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).
At one time or another, most of us have to fight the temptation to take ourselves too seriously. A good friend reminded me today of a helpful quote from the late Rich Mullins — one of my favorite song writers — that puts me in my rightful place.
“I had a prof one time… He said, ‘Class, you will forget almost everything I will teach you in here, so please remember this: that God spoke to Balaam through his ass, and He has been speaking through asses ever since. So, if God should choose to speak through you, you need not think too highly of yourself. And, if on meeting someone, right away you recognize what they are, listen to them anyway.”
May God give us all the sober judgment we so need.