Consider Others

Philippians 2:3 NLT, “Don’t be selfish; don’t try to impress others. Be humble, thinking of others as better than yourselves.”

This verse completely goes against what our culture promotes nowadays. Thinking of ourselves first is what we are encouraged to do. People trying to impress other people is often the norm, and humility is totally out of the question, because it is considered by many to be a sign of weakness. However, the Word of God assures us that these type of self centered actions will lead to a downfall, because they are rooted in pride, and pride comes before a fall (Proverbs 16:18).

Photo by: Andrea Piacquadio of Hungary 🇭🇺

While Jesus lived here on Earth, He lived a life of love and humility, yet He had all power in His hands. He never tried to exalt Himself above others, yet He was a King. He never compromised His standards, yet He took time out to be with people who were different from Him. Jesus always considered the needs of others and so should we. His words and actions proved that He considered the needs of others and so should ours.

I pray God will empower us to live according to His Word and not give in to any ungodly cultural norms. I also pray He would soften our hearts to walk in love daily by considering the needs of others.

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40 thoughts on “Consider Others

  1. Humility is a very hard attribute to understand. Like you said, people often mistake it for weakness. But in reality, it takes great willpower to show that kind of strength when there are so many willing to speak their minds freely. I think wisdom often goes hand in hand with humility. Great post!

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    1. Great point Renee! Wisdom is an important part of walking in humility. I’m learning to make praying for wisdom one of my regular request to God. We truly need it to navigate this life. Thank you! 🤗

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  2. Amen. May God help us to be considerate of each other especially in these trying times. I appreciate this morning devotion because we have to constantly remind ourselves to maintain a humble spirit each day. Much blessings to you, Dawn.
    Also, I sent you an email.

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    1. Yes. These are trying times and every one is going through something, so being kind and humble to one another is a huge help. Thanks for the email. I responded. Blessings! 🤗

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