Philippians 2:2-4 “…fulfill my joy by thinking the same way, having the same love, sharing the same feelings, focusing on one goal. 3 Do nothing out of rivalry or conceit, but in humility consider others as more important than yourselves. 4 Everyone should look out not only for his own interests, but also for the interests of others.” ~HCSB
A husband does his part in a godly marriage by considering his wife’s feelings over his own. This is a skill because the flesh makes it hard for a man to have a trying day at work; followed by a stressful time in traffic; to come home and think about anything else other than his own personal need to sit down for a minute and take a load off.
But when his Christ-like actions prevail and he puts aside all that burdens him to care for and attend to the needs of his wife, his wife is safe and feels secure in her husband’s attention. Let’s add that this particular couple goes out of their way, in their day to day lives, attempting to 'outdo' each other in their care and love for each other. Their actions result in a godly marriage. This is a victory in the name of the Lord for this couple.
Now let us switch this relationship from a married couple to how we as individuals affect others around us. How we are to live with and treat others God places in our paths. There is a command given to us that must be followed in order for us to fulfill our purpose in the name of the Kingdom.
This command was given to us by Jesus when he gave us the order to ‘love’ one another. When it comes down to it; it doesn’t matter how we were raised in the church; or the way our devotions were taught or even the community we may have been raised in; we are all Christians. No matter what differences we may have in knowing Christ, we must stay true to His command of ‘Love’.
Of everything going on around us in our lives every day, we must not let the world cause us to do anything, “…out of rivalry or conceit…” But in the humility shown by Christ, we must consider others as more important than ourselves.
Live each day with the command of Jesus in our hearts. No matter what happens around us, let his command always show in our actions. We were created for this task. May God give you strength, direction and wisdom in your journey in Jesus' name.
Authors Billy & Yolanda
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