Saturday, July 5, 2008


Today my reading is from the second chapter of Philippians, verses 3 - 8.
"Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit, but in humility consider others better than yourselves. Each of you should look not only to your own interests, but also to the interests of others. Your attitude should be the same as that of Christ Jesus. Who, being in very nature God, did not consider equality with God something to be grasped, but made himself nothing, taking the very nature of a servant, being made in human likeness. And being found in appearance as a man, he humbled himself and became obedient to death - even death on a cross".
In verse 6, where it says, "did not consider equality with God something to be grasped", could be translated as "did not think this was something to be exploited to His own advantage".
As Christian believers, we need to be examples of Jesus - to be humble and put others and their needs before our own.
If the Lord is telling you to go to someone who isn't your favorite person in the world, and to do something for them, DO IT! Your human nature will fight against you in this, but the Lord is wanting your obedience, and to make you become more and more like Jesus.
Every day brings us opportunities to be a servant of the Lord - to hear Him say to us, "GO", and for us to learn to be obedient to his voice. In doing so, we are truly being examples of Jesus, and will receive His blessings, just as he received the Father's blessings.

Have a wonderful and safe holiday weekend!


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