I’ve been studying the book of Philippians for the past few months.
3 Do nothing out of rivalry or conceit, but in humility consider others as more important than yourselves. 4 Everyone should look out not only for his own interests, but also for the interests of others.
5 Make your own attitude that of Christ Jesus, 6 who, existing in the form of God, did not consider equality with God
as something to be used for His own advantage. 7 Instead He emptied Himself by assuming the form of a slave, taking on the likeness of men. And when He had come as a man in His external form, 8 He humbled Himself by becoming obedient to the point of death—even to death on a cross. Philippians 2:3-8
Rivalry, humbleness, or conceit.
These three words from verse 3 caught my attention.
How can we take on an attitude of humbleness?
- Is there something you are struggling with today? Are you insisting on your own way instead of God’s way? Remember he is the Way. How can you humble yourself in this struggle and obey God?
- Is there a rival in your life, someone you’d enjoy taking down a few pegs so you can grab some glory for yourself? Confess it and get out of the fight. Pray and ask for God’s will to be done. Work with all your heart to see God glorified in this situation.
If you have any thoughts or comments, please share them below. I’d love to hear from you!
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