Be Still . . .
Devotionals for Daily Living ©
Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves,
(Philippians 2:3 (NIV))
In the grand scheme of things, how big is your ego?
Are you someone who has to come out on top no matter what you do?
Do you live for the glory? Do you live to be number one? Are you the kind of person who always wants to know what is in it for you?
One last question! Are you shunned by other people because of your selfish ambition or vain conceit?
I realize that these are difficult questions to answer about yourself, but sometimes we need to take a long and serious look at ourselves and repent of what we find. If we find that we are so self-centered that when we think of others, we simply think of how they can help us, then we have a problem. As a believer in Jesus, this is not what we are called to do.
not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interests of the others.
(Philippians 2:4 (NIV))
We are called to imitate Jesus!
In your relationships with one another, have the same mindset as Christ Jesus:
Who, being in very nature 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 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!
(Philippians 2:5-8 (NIV))
Do you possess this type of humility?