Romans Lesson 22 Day 2

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3. Paul writes, “God has given me grace to speak a warning about pride.” (TPT)

“I’m speaking to you out of deep gratitude for all that God has given me, and especially as I have responsibilities in relation to you. (MSG)”

As a Pharisee and the son of Pharisees, Paul had reason to put his confidence in the flesh. Yet when the blinding light of the transfigured Jesus appeared to him, Paul saw himself as he truly was. Proud, arrogant, and wrong about so many things.

Paul learned about pride the hard way.

Saul—this fuming, raging, hateful man who wanted to kill every last one of the Lord’s disciples: he went to the high priest in Jerusalem for authorization to purge all the synagogues in Damascus of followers of the way of Jesus. His plan was to arrest and chain any of Jesus’ followers—women as well as men—and transport them back to Jerusalem. (Acts 9:1-2 Voice)”

In his self-righteousness, “Saul” thought his murderous efforts were pleasing to God. He later calls himself the foremost sinner.

4. Paul’s warning

Paul cautions against pride, self-promotion, and inflated view of our importance.

If our belief system is off, our thoughts and actions will be, too.

5. God has assigned to each of us a measure of faith.

Each of us should “rate his ability with sober judgment (AMPC)”

“The only accurate way to understand ourselves is by what God is and by what he does for us, not by what we are and what we do for him.” (MSG)

“looking to Jesus, the founder and perfecter of our faith” Hebrews 12:2 ESV

This means that we should see even our saving faith as a gift from God, and that we have no basis for pride or a superior opinion of ourselves. (Guzik)

6. Our confidence is in God alone.

The culture of the church shouldn’t be like the world. As believers, we should recognize that we owe all that we have and all that we are to God alone. Every good and perfect gift comes from Him.

I’m not sure how to answer the part two of this question.

Now that Dad’s dementia has progressed, we don’t take him to his church anymore.

The congregation we attended until eight years ago merged with another church and moved. Few of the people we knew are there now and the culture is very different. So we are looking for a new place to fellowship.

BSF has been my lifeline for years now. I consider the group session true body ministry. We confess our sins, weaknesses, burdens, and prayer requests. We pray for each other during the week.

We learn and grow spiritually by digging into the Word of God then share what we’ve learned.

Every joint supplies and no one is jockeying for position or recognition.

That’s what the body of Christ should look, I think.

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MY answers — not THE answers — to BSF study questions on Romans Lesson 22 Day 2 ~ Romans 12:3