Romans 12:3 > “For through the grace given to me I say to everyone among you not to think more highly of himself than he ought to think; but to think so as to have sound judgment, as God has allotted to each a measure of faith.”
Use the Weekly Notes Google Doc or the comments section to write down some notes and thoughts from studying and living Romans 12:3.
For these weeks, think about the following questions:
1. How does verse 3 relate to verses 1-2?
2. To whom does Paul address this verse? What is significant about that?
3. What are the consequences of “inflated thinking”?
4. How does this human pride interfere with the “gift” or “measure” of faith given to us by God?
5. What is “sober thinking”? (See 1 Peter 1:13, 5:8-9)
a.) Why are Christians called to this standard?
b.) How does this style of thinking relate to verse 2?
1. In what ways (specifically) do I think of myself more highly than I ought?
2. What are some realities about myself that I may not notice (or choose to overlook)? Who can I ask to help me see things I cannot?
3. How can I do better at making an “honest estimate” of myself?
4. How can I learn to value myself based on the faith God has given me? What Scriptural truths align with this reality?
5. Is my “inflated thinking” causing any dissension among my fellow believers? non-believers? What will I do to correct this?