KEY SCRIPTURE: Philippians 2:3 KJV “Let nothing be done through strife or vainglory; but in lowliness of mind let each esteem other better than themselves”.
Our world is a beautiful and a habitable place because various systems freely give of their products to sustain the earth. The sun since its inception has been giving its sunlight without questioning how much others pay it back. The plants freely give out water into the atmosphere. The principle of others first is the law for self-sustenance and multiplying what you have. Our key scripture teaches us to esteem others better than ourselves. Esteeming others better is the foundation for the proper development of every association. It is a sign of great maturity when we are ready to forgo our privileges and rights to consider others who may be more vulnerable.
The Bible said greater love has no man than this, that a man should lay down his life for his friends (John 15:13). Love for others is the motivating power that makes us esteem others better than ourselves. You must believe that God has been very gracious to you, and so out of this favor you extend a hand of favor, blessing or kindness to others. If you are to practice this virtue, then strive in groups like, office workers, churches, choir groups, Marriages, friends and our nation as a whole would cease. William Booth, the founder of the salvation army, called for an urgent meeting of all its officers to deliver a very important message to them. He was not present, yet sent the message in a letter. They all assembled ready to hear the letter read to them. When the letter was opened, there was only one word on the paper. The word was OTHERS. They had to consider others elsewhere who must hear the gospel preached to them.
Dear brother or sister, you must always demonstrate how matured you are by placing others first. In our home’s parents (matured ones) always sacrifice for their children.
I am filled with God’s love and ability. I esteem others better than myself. I continually seek that others would come to know the saving power of the saviour and to be a blessing to them in various ways.
1 Corinth 13:5 KJV (love) Doth not behave itself unseemly, seeketh not her own, is not easily provoked, thinketh no evil;
1 Corinth 13:3 KJV ” And though I bestow all my goods to feed the poor, and though I give my body to be burned, and have not charity, it profiteth me nothing”.