THURSDAY 28TH JAN.,2016
TOPIC: PRACTICE BEING UNSELFISH (1)
TEXT: Phil.2:5 “Let this mind be in you which was also in Christ Jesus.”
‘Don’t look out only for your own interests, but take an interest in others, too’ (v. 4). To be selfish is a sinful attitude.Spiritual maturity is the ability to see and act in the best interests of others. Immature people have difficulty seeing things from someone else point of view. They rarely connect themselves with what’s best for the other person. In many ways they’re like children. In ‘Property Law as viewed by Toddler’ Michael V. Hernandez describes the World child’s viewpoint: 1) If I like it, it’s mine. 2) If it’s in my hand, it’s mine. 3) If I can take it from you, it’s mine, 4) If I had it a little while ago, its mine. 5) If it’s mine, it must never appear to be yours in anyway 6) if i am doing or building something, all the pieces are mine. 7) If it looks like mine, it’s mine. 8) If I saw it first, it’s mine. 9) If I can see it, it’s mine 10) if I think it’s mine, it’s mine.
Unfortunately, maturity doesn’t always come with age; sometimes age comes alone. You must fight your inherent selfish attitude, and that can be a lifelong battle, It’s an important one, because if you don’t win you’ll end up focused on your own agenda and overlook other people. Unless somebody is important to your cause or your interests, they won’t get your time or attention. The Bible says, ‘You must have the same attitude that Christ Jesus had, ‘and everything He did, He did for others. It comes down to this: If you’re serious about following his footsteps,Practice being unselfish by the grace of God.(Matt 25:34-40 Study).Practice some ways listed by Jesus on how to be unselfish in this passage.
MEDITATION: Prov 25:27
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