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Philippians 2:3 – Devotional
“Let nothing be done through selfish ambition or conceit, but in lowliness of mind let each esteem others better than himself.”
We live in a dog-eat-dog world that glorifies individual desires above the concern to serve others. Self-help gurus stress the importance of glorifying self regardless of what others think or feel. The message of the cross is one of self-sacrifice for the benefit of others.
It is interesting that we do not have to learn self-centered behavior. We come into the world kicking and screaming to be fed or changed at any and all hours of the day or night. We can tolerate that behavior in infants, but sadly we have grown adults that still express that same behavior.
I am sad to say that we have Christians who also display this pattern of life. They are not so much interested in serving others but in having others serve them. I am always impressed by Stephen who was chosen to serve tables set for widows and orphans. That did not restrict him from preaching the cross and led his being able to give his life for the sake of Christ. May we all live for Christ and for others!
Blessings dear hearts walk with God today and be a blessing!
– – – Pastor Cecil
One Year Bible Scripture for Today
One Year Bible Reading for July 15th:
- 1 Chronicles 19:1-21:30
- Romans 2:24-3:8
- Psalm 11:1-7
- Proverbs 19:10-12