Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves, not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interests of the others. Philippians 2:3-4 NIV
Poems in Philippians – Others First
I hereby solemnly make my declaration that I will…
Do nothing – nada, zip, zero, nil, not anything, zilch, no exceptions, don’t make any exclusions.
From selfishness – stinginess, self- centeredness, totally me focused, greed, pride, tilting things to my favor, making issues revolve around my feelings, ME first, being on top while pushing others down, caring about my needs first, being the center of conversation
But in Humility – lowliness, meekness, subservient, brokenness, an attitude of a willing servant, knowing its not about me first, patience first, quietness, healthy view of self in relationship to others, strength of choosing to be second
Consider – look, think about, ponder, meditate, study until I have some good answers, contemplate, spending time dreaming of ways, chew over, listening
Others’ interests – things important to another, what makes them happy, preferring, doing what they want, knowing what makes them smile, serving their needs and wants, making it totally about them. What they like to do
First – the lead, headmost, number one, right up front, most important, not the second or third, the primary activity, to start with
DO NOTHING FROM SELFISHNESS BUT IN HUMILITY CONSIDER OTHERS’ INTEREST FIRST.
Blessings Love y’all