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The Measure Of A Man

(“man” meaning “mankind” so this is for you too ladies)

There’s a passage of scripture that I like that goes a little something like this:

“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 faith God has distributed to each of you.” -Romans 12:3 (NIV)

…but I like this version of the scripture as well…

“Because of the privilege and authority God has given me, I give each of you this warning: Don’t think you are better than you really are. Be honest in your evaluation of yourselves, measuring yourselves by the faith God has given us.” -Romans 12:3 (NLT)

In all that you do, remember that no matter how much you achieve, how high you go, or how much recognition you receive for doing a thing well you should always have a real world view of yourself with the understanding that a “real world view” of yourself includes your good AND bad points, high AND low points, pleasant AND distasteful points, so on and so forth. As soon as you start “believing your own hype” and not taking everything else into account, that’s when you need to be on the lookout for Proverbs 16:18 to come to pass:

“Pride goes before destruction, a haughty spirit before a fall.” -Proverbs 16:18 (NIV)

What do you think? Shared wisdom makes us all stronger.

 

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