Scripture to Read: Romans 3:29
Yesterday, we began to examine how the Jews had missed God’s call because they believed God had only chosen them as His people and no one else. As Christians, if we are not careful, we can start thinking more highly of ourselves than we ought because we know we belong to God through Christ. God had Paul write this in Romans 12:3 as a reminder that even our faith is a gift from God. Romans 12:3 says, “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.” God reminds us to measure ourselves according to the faith that He has given us. WOW! So, even our faith is a gift from God, and it was through the faith He gave us that we were able to place that faith back in Him through Christ our Lord. God used Paul to show the Jews in Romans 3:29, that God is not just the God of the Jews, but that He is also God of the Gentiles. Knowing that God is God of the Gentiles is incredibly good news for all of us. We are all Gentiles, and if God had Paul write anything other than, “Yes, of Gentiles also,” then all of us would be doomed to an eternal separation from the God who created us. We must give thanks to Him daily for His incredible grace and love.
Challenge & Application
How does knowing that even our faith is a gift from God change how you view others who don’t know Him yet?
How are you living out your faith, and how are you sharing the faith that you’ve placed in Christ?
Don’t forget to pray using the A.C.T.S. (Adoration, Confession, Thanksgiving, Supplication) method!