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Philippians 2:3-4

18 Sep

Philippians 2:3-4 Let nothing be done through selfish ambition or conceit, but in lowliness of mind let each esteem others better than himself. Let each of you look out not only for his own interests, but also for the interests of others. 

Dear God, we just got back from a weekend at Fort Davis and while we were there we drove through Marfa. We saw the hotel that was involved in the movie Giant. My wife and I have never seen the movie and then, last night, it happened to be on TV when we got home. We watched the first half of it and recorded the rest to finish later. I bring all of this up because there was only one character–the Elizabeth Taylor character–who seemed to have any interest in living out this passage. The conflict between her and Rock Hudson was largely built around the fundamentals of this passage. 

So the admonition of this passage is to “let nothing be done…” So when I see my wife first thing this morning I am to live out this passage. When I encounter people at work, at Rotary, etc., I am to live out this passage. When I drive down the road, buy something at the store, call someone on the phone, or whatever I might do, I am supposed to esteem each person as better than myself. 

Father, be glorified in me and through me. Love others through me. Help me to remember to be more evangelical in my interactions and be more intentional about leading others to you. 

In Jesus’ name I pray,

Amen 

 
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Posted by on September 18, 2017 in Philippians

 

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