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Daily Living – Episode 57 – David Zunz

Daily Living – Episode 57 – David Zunz

Count one another more significant than yourself

Author : David Zunz

Philippians 2:3-4 (HCSB)

“3 Do nothing out of rivalry or conceit, but in humility consider others as more important than yourselves. 4 Everyone should look out not only for his own interests, but also for the interests of others.”

When I meditate on this passage, the word that sticks out to me the most is the word: consider.
The dictionary definition of consider is “to think about carefully; to think of especially with regard to taking some action.”

When we “carefully think about” others, “with regard to taking some action,” we realize the significance of this passage and what Paul is directing us to do. This is so much more than thinking about others, but we must do it carefully and with thoughtful intentionality.

1. Do you struggle to listen to others when you have something else to say?
2. Do you value your personal time and find it hard to give it up for others?
3. Do you despise interruptions from others when it breaks up your routine or schedule?
4. Do you ever find yourself giving with the wrong intentions?
5. Do you sometimes balk at the opportunity to express humility through service to others?
6. Do you ever forget to pray for others when our own prayer requests take priority when we speak to God?

If you are anything like me, you probably answered yes to all of these questions. Human nature is to be selfish and self-centered, but God’s design for us is to be humble, considerate, generous, and selfless. Throughout Scripture, Christ consistently showed us how to consider others first. My prayer is that you would join me in this daily effort to consider others more important than yourself.