Wednesday, October 25 – Philippians 2:3-4

Oct 24, 2023

Do nothing from selfishness or empty conceit, but with humility consider one another as more important than yourselves; do not merely look out for your own personal interests, but also for the interests of others.

 

One of the first words children learn is, “Mine!” No one has to teach them how to claim what’s theirs or make their case on why it is their turn—the selfishness comes all too naturally. As we grow, we’d like to think that our childish ways are behind us, but when we see someone take credit for what we have worked hard for, we hear that voice from our childhood calling out “Mine!” While hard work and self-awareness have their place, the kingdom of God operates differently.

 

Instead of focusing on what we can do or gain for ourselves, we look for where we can serve. Instead of assuming we are the most important people in any given situation, we look to the interests of others. This requires humility, which sometimes means biting our tongue or going out of our way to serve someone else. The only reason we can do this is because Jesus has set the example and the Holy Spirit works in us for this work. In our sinful nature, we can never look past our own interests. But when God is the One who satisfies our souls and meet our needs, we receive His mind and His heart to see where we can serve others and become more like Him.

 

  • What are some of your own interests you often look out for?
  • How would your life look different if you truly considered others as more important than yourself?
  • Pray and ask God to fill you up with Him, satisfying your soul so you can share that joy with others. Ask Him for eyes to view life through the lens of servanthood.
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