“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.” Rom. 12:3.
Are we better than someone else? More knowledgeable? More anointed? More loved? More holy? The moment we think we are “more” than others, we become less than who God calls us to be. Pride goes before a fall. As the Holy Spirit transforms us into the image of the Lord, we become less, and He becomes more!
The self-righteous attitude says: I’m perfect and you’re not; I’m a true Christian and you’re not; I’m right, and you’re not. It places self on the throne and makes others less for them to be more. To confront others who have that attitude, we must pray for them and let the Lord minister to them as He ministers to us. We walk in forgiveness with others and ourselves.
We evaluate ourselves honestly and prayerfully. It’s Christ in us who is awesome, and we recognize Him in others. We are, above all, to walk in love, strengthen and encourage each other, even when it’s not reciprocated. As members of the Body of Christ, we all need and complement each other, from glory to glory!