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Powered by 4 - June 16, 2010

  • 2010 Jun 16

Wednesday, June 16

Model It

today's reading.
Philippians 2:1-11    So if there is any encouragement in Christ, any comfort from love, any participation in the Spirit, any affection and sympathy...
Philippians 2

think about it.
What are the keys to "having the mind of Christ"? What attitudes are we to cultivate?

the blog.
Paul is pretty clear in Philippians 2:1-11 that we need to model Christ, and he lays out a number of things for us to strive towards. He instructs us to not act out of rivalry or conceit, to count others more significant than ourselves and to focus on and pay attention to the interests of others. Now I don't know about you, but typically my first inclination is to think about all things me. (It's that old human nature again.) So getting in line with Paul's directive--putting my interests, my wants, my wellbeing aside, is going to take some effort and intentional action on my end.

So what's it going to take for us to put others needs and interests above and before ours? Think about this. What might putting this into practice look like as we're out in public--maybe driving in traffic, grocery shopping, eating out? What about at school, work, home or church? Tami W.

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