From The Darkness Into The Light
Today’s reading is drawn from Philippians 2:3-11.
I WOULD BE HARD-PRESSED TO FIND ANY section of Scripture more convicting than this one. Here we read of Jesus’ humble attitude that should shape our view of ourselves and others. It should so transform our thinking that it inhabits all our actions. What difference can humility make? If you’re humble, you stop acting out of selfishness. You curb any conceited habits. You begin to regard others as more important than yourself—really. When you see a need in the life of another, you regard it as greater than a need in your own. Humility of mind cultivates that kind of thinking. It makes you deliberately and consistently look out for others.
I like Eugene Peterson’s rendering of this passage in The Message. It reads, “Don’t push your way to the front; don’t sweet-talk your way to the top. Put yourself aside, and…
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