Regarding Others As More Important - May 16, 2017

When Paul writes, “consider others better than yourselves” he uses a verb that means “to calculate,” “to reckon” (Philippians 2:3 NIV). To consider others better than yourself, is not to say you have no place; it is to say that you know your place.

Scripture says: “Don’t cherish exaggerated ideas of yourself or your importance, but try to have a sane estimate of your capabilities by the light of the faith that God has given to you” (Romans 12:3 Phillips).

Make people a priority. Accept your part in his plan. Be quick to share applause. And most of all, regard others as more important than yourself. Think of it this way: If I think you are more important than I am, and you think I am more important than you are—then in the end we all feel important, but no one acts important! Hmmm. Do you think that’s what God had in mind?

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