Re:Verse reading–Philippians 2:1-11 (day one)
“Do not merely look out for your own personal interests, but also for the interests of others.”–v 4.
It is the opposite of Charlottesville. The opposite of the new, nasty norm in contemporary American politics. Rather than look out for ourselves (our race, our political party) followers of Christ will look out for the interests of others. We will ask a different question. What is best for all parties? What is wise and fair for everyone involved?
Not an easy assignment, I agree. It requires time to hear each other. Time to consider opinions/feelings not my own. Even so, it is a better path. Learned from the “Prince of Peace”.
“A kingdom divided against itself will not stand” said the same Prince on another day. And no one should imagine that our nation will be the exception.
Want to build a church? Want to build a city? The Savior will teach us how.
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So true that a kingdom divided against itself will not stand. This blog reminds me of the strength in unity and humility. A strong society needs both! Without unity and humility, we will fail as Christ’s followers!
Yes, we can see the lack of or there is no unity and humility in the Charlottesville incidents. The world will have peace when each person appeals to humility and when each person regards others more highly then his or her own self.
I love this verse, “Do not merely look out for your own personal interests, but also for the interests of others”~ Philippians 2:4! It is fair for all! It is a good principle to follow! It will bring peace, love, and joy to our lives until we see Jesus in person! I am convinced!!