The Interests of Others
Tonight at our Bible fellowship, we looked at how we are to endeavor “to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.” (Ephesians 4:3)
This section of scripture from Philippians was extremely encouraging:
(Philippians 2:1-4, WTJ) If there is, therefore, any encouragement in Christ, if there is any comfort from love, if there is any fellowship pertaining to the spirit, if there is any compassion and pity, then fill me with joy to the end that you think the same, having the same love, with souls together thinking as one. Let nothing be done out of factious strife or conceit, but with humility of mind consider one another more excellent than self, everyone focusing not on his own interests but everyone even on the interests of others.
I love this, because we can start doing this today! When I do things out of conceit, no one is benefitted. Instead, I can care about other people! If we are all looking on the cares of others, we too will be cared for, because someone will be looking out for us! Isn’t that a great system?
Let’s get busy!