Pride is preoccupation with self, regardless of what form it takes. Often we don't even recognize when we're proud. God says we're proud whenever we go through our day without considering the interests of other people! What is our mind-set on days when we pursue only our own interests? Subconsciously, we consider ourselves more important than everyone else. God therefore commands us to humble ourselves.

In humility consider others more important than yourselves.

Each of you should look not only to your own interests, but also to the interests of others.    
--Philippians 2:3-4

Discovering The Secret of Life

When I seek only my own happiness and fulfillment, I find misery instead. It's impossible to find happiness by living for myself because I was not designed to live for myself. However, when I go through my day purposefully counting others as more important than myself, tremendous joy fills me, and I become valuable for God to use. When I devote myself to helping others, I discover the secret of life! "When you lose your life for My sake," Jesus said, "you will find it."

The Mind-set of a Servant

If Jesus had looked only to His own interests, He would never have gone to the cross. But He looked to our interests because He counted us as more important than Himself. Jesus did not suddenly adopt this perspective on the day He was crucified. He spent every day counting others as more important than Himself.

Have the same mind in you which was also in Christ Jesus. 
--Philippians 2:5


Jamie Lash                     

(assisted by Brent Wallace)






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