Scripture:. Philippians 2:3-4 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.
Devotional: In this passage from Paul’s letter to the believers in Philippi, he is encouraging them to have the same attitude of Jesus, who being fully God, humbled himself even unto the point of death on a cross. All to demonstrate love.
As Jesus followers, we too are called to love in this way. It certainly goes against our grain, but keeping our selfishness and vanity in check and putting others’ interests above our own is part of living the Jesus way.
This means getting out of our comfort zones, taking up the cause of the oppressed, and standing for righteousness and justice. Even when it costs us.
It means standing together – every color, language and race – as one unified body of Christ, living for the display of His glory in unity and love for one another.
- In what ways can you humble yourself and take up the cause of righteousness and justice right where you are?