Put the sweet talking aside

April 29, 2015 | 1 comment

From a letter Paul wrote to the Philippians:

“If you’ve gotten anything at all out of following Christ, if his love has made any difference in your life, if being in a community of the Spirit means anything to you, if you have a heart, if you care—then do me a favor: Agree with each other, love each other, be deep-spirited friends.

Don’t push your way to the front; don’t sweet-talk your way to the top. Put yourself aside, and help others get ahead.

Don’t be obsessed with getting your own advantage. Forget yourselves long enough to lend a helping hand.

Think of yourselves the way Christ Jesus thought of himself.”

~ Philippians 2:1-5, MSG

1 thought on “Put the sweet talking aside”

  1. Thank you for posting this message today! For a long time I felt failure and resentment over verses 1-4, and verse 5 was usually left out. But that reminder is to me now the golden key – “the genius” that Mary Baker Eddy described. Today I get to realign myself with the truth about humility.

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