Romans 12:3 (ESV)
For by the grace given to me I say to everyone among you not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think, but to think with sober judgment, each according to the measure of faith that God has assigned.
Thermometers are used to measure temperature. Inside is a liquid, usually mercury, which is held in the round bulb shape at the bottom. There is only a set amount of mercury inside the thermometer. The amount of mercury doesn’t change, more isn’t added or taken away, it stays the same. There is a scientific principle that a liquid changes its volume depending on what temperature it is in.
Liquids take up less space when they are cold and more space when they are warm. When a thermometer is placed in something warm the mercury expands, sending it up from the bulb showing higher and higher on the small narrow tube. With a guide on the sides showing what measure it’s reaching you can see what the temperature is.
We are each given a measure of faith. How we use that faith and what sort of environment we place our faith in it can grow, like mercury in a thermometer. When we are placed in different situations, our faith expands, getting bigger and bigger! With faith in God we can face any challenge that we find ourselves in.
Dear Lord, Thank You that You give us a measure of faith. When we face challenges, help our faith grow bigger and bigger! In the Name of Jesus, Amen.
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