Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves. – (Philippians 2:3, NIV)
In whatever you do, don’t let selfishness or pride be your guide. Be humble, honor others more than yourselves. – (Philippians 2:3, ERV)
Don’t let selfishness and prideful agendas take over. Embrace true humility, and lift your heads to extend love to others. – (Philippians 2:3, VOICE)
If our actions are motivated by what we can get, there is no love in what we do. Christ calls us to be humble and seek to lift others up, rather than elevate ourselves. When we are motivated by a desire to love as we are loved, people are valued and Christ’s love is made known. May we choose to do as He has shown us, to do that which is good – to act justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with our God. (Micah 6:8)
In all that we do,
To love tenderly.
For there is no gain,
In selfish nor pride;
But rather in truth,
Let Christ be our guide.
If we are humble,
Value others first;
Then we are loving,
As Christ has endorsed.
Dear Heavenly Father, thank You that You sent Your Son, Jesus, to show us what it truly means to do nothing out of selfish ambition, and to embrace humility and extend love to others. Thank You Jesus, for showing us again and again in Your word, how You would set aside even Your own needs to reach out and love those in need of Your touch, encouragement, peace, hope and help. Forgive us for allowing our own selfishness to get in the way of loving others. Teach us how to set aside our pride and walk in humility, so that we may love others as You love us. Show us who and how we are to love, and how we can honor those around us. May many come into a lasting relationship with You. Be exalted O God, as we embrace humility, seeking to love as You love. Amen.
Let us then approach the throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy. – Hebrews 4:16