Humility

Therefore if you have any encouragement from being united with Christ, if any comfort from his love, if any common sharing in the Spirit, if any tenderness and compassion, then make my joy complete by being like-minded, having the same love, being one in spirit and of one mind. Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves, not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interests of the others.

In your relationships with one another, have the same mindset as Christ Jesus:

Who, being in very nature[a] God,
    did not consider equality with God something to be used to his own advantage;
rather, he made himself nothing
    by taking the very nature[b] of a servant,
    being made in human likeness.
And being found in appearance as a man,
    he humbled himself
    by becoming obedient to death—
        even death on a cross!

Therefore God exalted him to the highest place
    and gave him the name that is above every name,
10 that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow,
    in heaven and on earth and under the earth,
11 and every tongue acknowledge that Jesus Christ is Lord,
    to the glory of God the Father.

It is so true what this peace of scripture teaches us. We must look out for others needs and not our own. In this culture we are living in, we’re taught to take care of our self and be self-efficient. But we also need to love our neighbor as we love our self. We need to take care of one another and look out for one another’s needs. Coming back to the humility theme. God emphasizes it time and time again. In James 4:6 He says: “God opposes the proud but shows favor to the humble.” and in James 4:10: “Humble yourselves before the Lord, and he will lift you up”

Let us practice our humility.

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Author: Christiaan vd Merwe

The words I write is inspiration from the Holy Spirit. All glory to God!

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