TCM Devotions: What Does the Bible Say About Self-respect?

Verse: 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 grace.”

Brennan Manning writes a brilliant commentary on what it means to accept oneself as a beloved child of God in his book, Ragamuffin Gospel. In it, he writes, “Genuine self-acceptance is not derived from the power of positive thinking, mind games or pop psychology. IT IS AN ACT OF FAITH in the God of grace.” Our self-respect is not about how we see ourselves…. It’s about our acceptance of how God sees us. Amen!

What does an act of faith in the God of grace look like to you and in your life?