THE WORD FOR TODAY
Philippians 1-2 (Click to Read Today’s Word at Biblegateway.com)
Truth for Today
Philippians 2:4 4 Let each of you look out not only for his own interests, but also for the interests of others.
Some may remember that after the HUGE stimulus package was signed into law our country was a buzz. The news pundits ran segments entitled, “The Stimulus Package and You: What can you expect to get from the government stimulus?”
It seems like we are only interested in, “What’s in it for me?” Paul encouraged the church at Philippi to look out for not only their interests but also look to the interests of others.
Someone once asked me, “Do you know the meaning of joy?” I answered, “Yes, it is Jesus of course.” They then gave me this formula for JOY…
Formula for JOY…
J – Jesus
O – Others
Y – You
Sort of rubs against the grain doesn’t it? It isn’t easy to put other’s needs before ours. It requires strength of character above the norm. In fact we can’t focus on the needs of others without the help of the Spirit of God.
Father, show me how I can focus on the needs and interests of others as I work and serve this day…In Jesus Name…Amen!!!