Thursday, April 18, 2013

THE MIND OF CHRIST: HUMILIT



Phil 2:3-5
Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit, but in humility consider others better than yourselves. 4 Each of you should look not only to your own interests, but also to the interests of others.
5 Your attitude should be the same as that of Christ Jesus:
NIV
It is impossible for us to talk about the character of Christ without talking about Humility. Humility is a virtue that makes you see people and treat them the way you would want to be treated; with esteem and honor etc.
This means you have to see people as important as you see yourself. The logical outworking of this though is that for you to see and treat people as importantly as you would yourself you would have to consider them better than yourself first because we humans are naturally self-conscious and in order for someone else to fill that space of self they would have to be first considered better so as to be heavy enough to displace the self-filled perception of one’s self through which he sees the world.
So the theory is simple, which is how Christ applied it and produced a life defined by humility, which is how you should apply it too.
If Jesus didn’t consider you more important, would he be willing to suffer and die for you? Although we all know he is more important than all of us put together we wouldn’t have known this if He didn’t take the first step.
Begin today by increasing greatly the importance you attach to the people you deal with and watch the mind of Christ alive in you.
Prayer: Heavenly God, thank you for the spirit of grace that you have given me to live the life you have called me to live. May I reflect Christ to everyone I deal with today, In Jesus name. Amen

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