Galatians 6:3 For if a man think himself to be something, when he is nothing, he deceiveth himself.
Some might think that they are too good to help their brothers. They might feel more like criticizing or condemning our brothers.
There are some that would think of how self sufficient they are, that they are better than others. They feel like by themselves they can do it all and need no other.
Paul warns us that if we lift ourselves up like this then we are simply deceiving ourselves. We should do nothing through pride and vainglory Philippians 2:3 Real love does not boast about itself or lift itself above others 1Corinthians 13:4
We must remember that we are nothing in and of ourselves. We owe it all to God, His mercy, His giving and sustaining our life. In and of myself I can do nothing, no good thoughts, no good actions, nothing.
We will be sadly mistaken if we continue to think like this. We can not believe that we are holier than others, or have greater abilities, or not as likely to fall in sin, etc.
This world would have us have ourselves in high regard. We would be taught that we can do and be. We would be led to make a god of our very selves! But we would be deceiving ourselves.
How are we doing just this practically? Do we live with little time for the things of God because we can do it ourselves? Do we think that God, prayer, His Word are for those that are weaker than we are?
Are we living this because we refuse to help others or to receive help? Let’s not be deceived. We are nothing. We need Him. We need each other!