by Marvin D. Patterson

Spiritual Gifts of God
Marvin Patterson
Romans 12:3-21

3For I say, through the grace given unto me, to every man that is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think; but to think soberly, according as God hath dealt to every man the measure of faith.

Paul talks about the grace that had been given to Him. He experienced that Grace on the road to Damascus, and he never got over what the Lord had done for him. Have you experienced God's wonderful grace? If so, never forget what God has done for you!

What is grace?

The word is G5485

Thayer Definition:
1) grace
1a) that which affords joy, pleasure, delight, sweetness, charm, loveliness: grace of speech
2) good will, loving-kindness, favour
2a) of the merciful kindness by which God, exerting his holy influence upon souls, turns them to Christ, keeps, strengthens, increases them in Christian faith, knowledge, affection, and kindles them to the exercise of the Christian virtues
3) what is due to grace
3a) the spiritual condition of one governed by the power of divine grace
3b) the token or proof of grace, benefit
3b1) a gift of grace
3b2) benefit, bounty
4) thanks, (for benefits, services, favours), recompense, reward
Part of Speech: noun feminine
A Related Word by Thayer's/Strong's Number: from G5463
Citing in TDNT: 9:372, 1298

Paul is saying that since he has received God's grace, that now he wants to stay humble under the mighty hand of God! Do not think that you have arrived, or that you are super Christian, or that you are better than someone else. Friends, we are sinners standing in the need of God's grace and mercy! Pride goeth before destruction. There are a lot of proud people in the world, but the only thing we have to be proud of is what God has done for us! Amen! We have nothing to brag about in ourselves.
The word soberly means G4993
Thayer Definition:
1) to be of sound mind
1a) to be in one's r ...

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