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).
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.