5 In your relationships with one another, have the same mindset as Christ Jesus:
6 Who, being in very nature God,
did not consider equality with God something to be used to his own advantage;
7 rather, he made himself nothing
by taking the very nature of a servant,
being made in human likeness.
We are called to serve. To love others. But living in a “me first” world can sometimes, if not most of the time, prevent that. We have the tendency to want everything for ourselves.
Aren’t we to be thankful for the fact that Jesus was humble enough to die on a cross for our sins? He took OUR sins, OUR mistakes, OUR failures and was nailed to a cross so we won’t have to spend eternity in hell.
Talk about humility!
Jesus demonstrated the greatest humility of all
In verses 3 and 4 of Philippians 2, Paul tells us to
Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves, not looking to you own interests but each of you to the interests of others.
I’m not going to lie, I can be a very selfish person. I’m not proud of it by any means and it’s something I’m working on changing. I’m just being honest here. I think we can all be selfish from time to time. We may not mean to be but it does happen. It’s our human nature!
But the Bible specifically tells us to not be selfish. We are to devote ourselves to others and serve in any way that we can.
Concentrate on putting others first.
How can you serve someone today?