Monday, February 20, 2017

others are greater than us

Do nothing from selfishness or empty conceit, but with humility of mind regard one another as more important than yourselves; do not merely look out for your own personal interests, but also for the interests of others. Have this attitude in yourselves which was also in Christ Jesus,

I liked math when I was in school.  But there were pieces that seemed to slip by me.  One of those was the greater than and less than thing.  It seemed simple, but it wasn’t always.

The same is true seen in the way that most humans look at the people around them.  Thinking about and serving others is a good thing but only if convenient.  I strongly disagree and ask that we take a hard look at how we look at others.

In Jesus’ word to His disciples and us in Luke 10 we hear that God is greater than us and our neighbors are greater than us.  It has to do with love.  It has to do with showing the people around us about our faith in God and our love for people.

Romans 12:9  NLT
Don’t just pretend to love others. Really love them. Hate what is wrong. Hold tightly to what is good.

The greatest step may be death, but it doesn’t have to be.  This step could be letting someone go ahead of you in the grocery store line.  This could be letting someone have the last piece of pizza.  This could be giving up a couple hours to help someone else.

John 15:13  NLT
There is no greater love than to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.

Show them that they are greater then us.  Love is best seen in our action.  May this week be full of love in action!

1 John 3:18  NLT
Dear children, let’s not merely say that we love each other; let us show the truth by our actions.

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happy birthday, Julie

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