Hey, girls! I read these verses in my devotions today.
Romans 12:3,10, and 21- “For 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. Be kindly affectioned one to another with brotherly love; in honor preferring one another; Be not overcome of evil, but overcome evil with good.”
Romans 12 is a great chapter. They had us memorize it at camp one year. I took these verses into the context of dealing with the sins of pride and selfishness. It’s so easy to “think more highly than we ought to think” of ourselves. And if all we are concerned about is ourselves, we won’t be kindly affectioned to others and put them before ourselves. We need to realize how worthless we are, and that the only thing we have to boast about is Jesus. Then, we need to not focus on pleasing ourselves, but pleasing God and putting others above ourselves, whether it’s a place in line, or what you’re going to play, or whatever. And finally, we shouldn’t be overcome with the evil of selfishness, but overcome that evil with the good of putting others before ourselves. Verse 21 applies to every aspect of life, no matter what sin it is that we are dealing with. I admit, I struggle with putting others before myself. I pray God will allow me, and all of you, to overcome evil with good. 🙂
Oh, and a foot update. I started walking 4 days after my surgery, I just forgot to tell you guys. And I got my stitches out today! Now I just have to wear my surgical shoe for another 2 weeks. This recovery is moving a lot faster than my other foot did, and I’m grateful for that.
This is the surgical shoe. Ugly, isn’t it? At least I only have 2 more weeks.
Have a nice day!