Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Our Own Conceit


The Bible warns us, "Be not wise in your own conceits." (Romans 12:16) Conceit is a subtle sin that can hinder us from being effective for the Kingdom of God. The Greek word means, "to be wise in your own opinions. Matthew Henry said, "It is good to be wise, but it is bad to think ourselves so." Someone once said, "In order to keep a true perspective of one's importance, everyone should have a dog to worship him and a cat to ignore him." A know-it-all attitude can even be damaging to our testimony if we witness to an unsaved person and sounds condescending. Instead, we should obey the Scriptures and not think of ourselves more highly than we ought to think ... and nothing keeps us low to the ground like gazing up at the cross. There goes another minute. Gone forever. Go share your faith while you still have time.