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Humble Yourselves

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Today’s devotional in Our Daily Bread spoke on the topic of humility. The Scripture reference was found in Philippians 2:1-11, focusing on verses 5-7

 

In your relationships with one another, have the same mindset as Christ Jesus:

Who, being in very nature God,
    did not consider equality with God something to be used to his own advantage;
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!

 

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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?

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True Hope

Image result for romans 5 3-5In my devotions this morning, it talked on the subject of hope.

The Scripture reference was found in Romans 5:1-11.

One of my favorite verses comes from this passage

And hope does not disappoint us, because God has poured out his love into hearts by the Holy Spirit, whom he has given us.  (vs. 5)

We’re going to face disappointments in life. It’s inevitable. But the Lord gives us HOPE that one day we will be with Him. One day all of life’s trials and tribulations will be over and we’ll spend eternity with Him! I absolutely can’t wait for that day!

This reminds me of the song by Jeremy Camp called “There  Will Be A Day

I try to hold on to this world with everything I have
But I feel the weight of what it brings, and the hurt that tries to grab
The many trials that seem to never end, His word declares this truth,
That we will enter in this rest with wonders anew
But I hold on to this hope and the promise that He brings
That there will be a place with no more suffering
There will be a day with no more tears, no more pain, and no more fears
There will be a day when the burdens of this place,
Will be no more, we’ll see Jesus face to face
But until that day, we’ll hold on to you always
I know the journey seems so long
You feel you’re walking on your own
But there has never been a step
Where you’ve walked out all alone
Troubled soul don’t lose your heart
‘Cause joy and peace he brings
And the beauty that’s in store
Outweighs the hurt of life’s sting
But I hold on to this hope and the promise that He brings
There will be a place with no more suffering
There will be a day with no more tears, no more pain, and no more fears
There will be a day when the burdens of this place,
Will be no more, we’ll see Jesus face to face
But until that day, we’ll hold on to you always
I can’t wait until that day where the very one
I’ve lived for always will wipe away the sorrow that I’ve faced
To touch the scars that rescued me from a life of shame
And misery, this is why, this is why I sing
There will be a day with no more tears, no more pain, and no more fears
There will be a day when the burdens of this place,
Will be no more, we’ll see Jesus face to face
There will be a day with no more tears, no more pain, and no more fears
There will be a day when the burdens of this place,
Will be no more, we’ll see Jesus face to face
There will be a day, He’ll wipe away the tears,
He’ll wipe away the tears, He’ll wipe away the tears
There will be a day
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My Help

Image result for psalm 121My devotional reading this morning was found in Psalm 121. This is one of my favorite psalms.

I lift up my eyes to the mountains—
    where does my help come from?
My help comes from the Lord,
    the Maker of heaven and earth.

He will not let your foot slip—
    he who watches over you will not slumber;
indeed, he who watches over Israel
    will neither slumber nor sleep.

The Lord watches over you—
    the Lord is your shade at your right hand;
the sun will not harm you by day,
    nor the moon by night.

The Lord will keep you from all harm—
    he will watch over your life;
the Lord will watch over your coming and going
    both now and forevermore.

 

Knowing that the Lord will always be there with me gives me great comfort. I’m not alone even when I feel the most alone. He will never leave me.

You’re not alone so don’t try to do life on your own. Rather, rejoice in the earthly and eternal care of God as demonstrated in the life, death, resurrection and ascension on the Lord Jesus Christ. And whatever the next steps, take them with His help.

Arthur Jackson
Our Daily Bread-My Help