Galatians 6:3 KJV
For if a man think himself to be something, when he is nothing, he deceiveth himself.
The thought came to mind today, “What if he is something?” Herein lies the problem. The implication of the text is that he is nothing regardless of who he is:
- The celebrity
- The athlete
- The successful
- The powerful
- The wealthy
- The popular
Fact is; all of us are nothing. Gill writes, “…he is nothing: of himself; not even as a creature, but owes his being and preservation, and all the mercies of life, to another, even to God; has no grace nor gifts of himself, but what he has received, and can do no good thing, not think a good thought, or perform a good action, of himself, and much less of himself procure eternal life and salvation.”
Truly we are prone to deceive ourselves. Even when we are in this world, “something” we are without Christ, “nothing”.