Romans 12:3 (NIV) …Do not think of yourself more highly than you ought, but rather think of yourself with sober judgment, in accordance with the measure of faith God has given you.
“Without the virtues of gratitude and humility, moral integrity is nothing more than moralism and judgmentalism. When Paul advised Timothy that God did not give us a spirit of fear but of love, power, and self-discipline, we are reminded of a crucial and vital qualifier: true courage is always matched by humility, grace, forgiveness, and compassion. Genuine courage is always complemented by a teachable spirit. Gratitude is the virtue of celebrating the goodness of God and living with a fundamental conviction that God is indeed good. It represents a fundamental posture of life: to see the good, the noble, and the excellent, and to receive it as sheer gift. The alternative is the posture of complaint—that God is not really good.” Is gratitude your fundamental posture in life?