Re:Verse reading–Philippians 2:1-11 (day three)
“In humility consider others better than yourselves.” Well, that’s not going to happen. Honestly. It should happen. But for many of us—probably for most of us—that is just not something we will do. Think about how heartbreaking that reality is. It can happen, however, if the will of a human being comes under the influence of the Holy Spirit. Consider such great power—that the Holy Spirit can actually teach a man to stand down from the guard tower of his own self-interest. How can such a transformation begin? By making this stark admission to God: I don’t want to think like Christ. This is, in effect, the way people such as Job and Jonah and Peter spoke to the Lord. God will answer such honesty, and you will never be the same if you’ll take his response seriously.