INSPIRING DAILY DEVOTIONAL ® … Be concerned about others
Text(s) for today: Phil. 2: 1-11
“Don’t do anything from selfish ambition… but be humble towards one another, always considering others better than yourself. And look out for one another’s interests, not just for your own.” Phil. 2: 3-4
There are many who are not concerned about the well-being of others . All they want is to feel comfortable and they go all lengths to get this comfort they so desire. Even when their pursuit of comfort is detrimental to others, they don’t care.
These folks often use phrases like ‘Each one for himself; God for us all,’ or ‘I can’t help you to my disadvantage,’ and the like. Beloved, although statements like these are the world’s wise sayings, you must understand that NOT ALL WISE SAYINGS OF THIS WORLD CONFORM TO BIBLICAL TENETS OR INSTRUCTIONS.
In fact, several of these wise sayings are unscriptural statements. For example, the world says ‘each one for himself, God for us for all’ but our key verse says, ‘And look for one another’s interest, not just for your own.’
Another wise saying of this world is ‘Seeing is believing,’ and this statement is in direct contrast to the words of Jesus: ‘…Blessed are they that have not yet seen, yet have believe.’ Jn. 20:29.
In other words, Jesus is saying God does not expect us to see before we believe; He requires that we believe first and then we would see (also see Matt. 21:22).
Be concerned about others. Let the welfare of your parents mean more to you, esp. if you are a worker. Have at heart the well-being of your siblings (even your disobedient brothers and sisters) and support them.
When you see the vulnerable on the streets, does it occur to you that your (pocket) money can make a difference in their lives?
What are you doing to help the poor room mate – I mean your room mate who can’t afford a meal?
Remember, God wants us to ‘consider others better than we consider ourselves’ Phil. 2:3.
So go ahead and practise this message the LORD has just laid on your heart. This is the secret of greatness and a deeper walk with our Master Jesus. Praise the LORD!
Prayer & Confessions (pray out loudly)
LORD I thank you for your Word. Help me to have MORE concern for all around me, in Jesus’ name, amen.
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