Many people in our world today live only to make a good impression on others or to please themselves. But “selfish ambition” and “vain conceit” can bring discord. Paul stresses spiritual unity asking the Philippians to love one another and to be one in spirit and purpose. When we work together, caring for the problems of others as if they were our problems, we demonstrate Christ’s example of putting others first, and therefore experience unity. Considering others’ interests as more important than our own links us with Christ who was our supreme example of humility.
1. How do you feel when you put others needs before your own?
2. In what ways have you been the recipient of someone putting your needs before their own?
Challenge: Consider a time when you put others needs before your own. What was the result?
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