“Because of the privilege and authority God has given me, I give each of you this warning: Don't think you are better than you really are. Be honest in your evaluation of yourselves, measuring yourselves by the faith God has given us.” (The Apostle Paul in his letter to the Romans 12:3, NLT)
Paul was well educated and a leader. He traveled throughout the Roman Empire teaching. He was chosen by God to lead the start of the Church among the nations. From such a position he thought it was important to “give each of you this warning.” We do tend to think we are better than we actually are. It is easy to look at others and think our way is better. The divisions in our world run deep. There are divisions between liberals and conservatives, gays and straight, pro-choice and pro-life and the list is endless. Each side knows that their side is right, and because of that conviction it seems that we start thinking we are better. Just as a thought, perhaps what Paul says immediately before what is quoted above is an answer.
“Don't copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will learn to know God's will for you, which is good and pleasing and perfect.” (Romans 12:2, NLT)