If, then, there is any encouragement in Christ, if any consolation of love, if any fellowship with the Spirit, if any affection and mercy, make my joy complete by thinking the same way, having the same love, united in spirit, intent on one purpose. Do nothing out of selfish ambition or conceit, but in humility consider others as more important than yourselves. Everyone should look not to his own interests, but rather to the interests of others.
Philippians 2:1-4 (CSB)
Whether we’d like to admit or not, the well-known phrase, “Every man for himself,” is often how we choose to live. It’s a natural survival instinct to want to preserve ourselves, our resources, and our loves ones when we face fear and scarcity. But we can only clutch onto what is ours for so long. Eventually, we realize how much we need each other and how important it is that we learn to depend and trust one another. If each of us consider the interests of others above our own, it creates a beautiful cycle where we become united in the Spirit by the love of Christ. This is the picture of the church we see in Acts 2:44-47:
All the believers were together and had everything in common. They sold property and possessions to give to anyone who had need. Every day they continued to meet together in the temple courts. They broke bread in their homes and ate together with glad and sincere hearts, praising God and enjoying the favor of all the people. And the Lord added to their number daily those who were being saved.
May we be like Jesus in how we consider others today.Leave a Comment
Today’s (Sunday) incourage gave my ❤️ such a wonderful feeling..oh if the world could be like this ‼️ Our selfishness and ‘my rights’ has overtaken our love.. God forgive us… let’s get back to giving with a grateful heart.
Can you see what a wonderful world that would be
Dawn Ferguson-Little says
Yes we should consider others instreast more than or own. Jesus always put other first than himself. He fed the hurgry seen to sick. Loved all people of all walks of life. Wanted to be with people no one else wanted to be with. Look at the story of Jesus feeding the 5000 with only 2 loaves and 5 fish. The woman at the well was a Samantha woman. Jesus was Jew. He didn’t care. Jesus still met her needs. Jesus loved her. Saw her as person with needs and he met them. No matter what wrong she had done. Jesus didn’t Judge her. Jesus cared for the sick by going to Jarius house and healed his Daughter. Jesus put others before himself. We should do the same as Jesus go the extra mile if we can. You get all these stories in the Bible of all these things Jesus done. Plus more. We are the Church the Church is people who are saved. Not the fancy building. If we can help one person in one way by showing love doing a kind deed. Jesus will bless us for it. Like the kids song I learnt at Sunday School. “Jesus Love All The Children Of The World Red And Yellow Black And White” we are to do the same. Especially if saved. I help people when I can. I do it on to Jesus. Because I love them. Love today’s reading. Love all incourage readings. Love you all incourage and I keep you all in my prayers. Dawn Ferguson-Little xxxxx