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Summary: Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves. - Philippians 2:3 We all at some point in our life are selfish. It is part of perhaps human nature itself to fend for oneself and get what one needs. ..

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Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves. - Philippians 2:3

We all at some point in our life are selfish. It is part of perhaps human nature itself to fend for oneself and get what one needs. It has to take a choice of our will to choose against the desires of our flesh to do something that is unselfish. We all want to get ahead in life in some area doing something. The world progresses in this way by stepping on others, hurting others to get ahead. But as the body of Christ and Christians we are never to do that. When we have a strong desire to achieve something we must always allow our Lord to help us gain that goal. If it is simply selfish and something that is for self then the Lord will never help us in that goal. The Apostle Paul warns us against such desires that are selfish and vain conceit, an unhealthy interest and pride in oneself.

At times organizations and christian groups can start to value the group and its goals above people. When this happens lives are hurt and people are destroyed in the way of progress for the mission or church. We are never to put a greater value on the goal then on people themselves. All people are made in the image of God and must have an high value in the eyes of others in the body of Christ. It is never right to see progress when others are in pain. Jesus lowered himself as a humble servant and allowed hurt to himself so others could progress. In the end the work of the Gospel was furthered in the earth by humility and valuing others even when they hurt or malign you. When we are unselfish we open the doors of God's blessing and true progress to begin.


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