Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Look For The Interest Of Others

There are people that are really generous by nature to the extent that they don't mind having none just so that they can help others. Honestly, I don't mind if they are doing this act of kindness with a sincere heart or not. It is up to God to judge the heart. But the example they showed can encourage other people to do the same.
Giving manifest the essence of Jesus' character, for it has always been His nature to think more about others than He thinks of Himself. Why else would He humble Himself and become obedient to the point of death, even the death of the cross?
Sad to say that some of us, our natural tendency is to consider our own interests first- to look at everything from the perspective of our own needs and wants. But with Jesus' help we can unlearn the habit. We can begin to think of the best interests of others- their wants, their concerns, their needs.
We are most like our Lord when our thoughts for ourselves are lost in our thoughts for others. There is no greater love than that.
"Let each of you look out not only for his own interests, but also for the interests of others." Philippians 2:4


Denise said...

Amen, very true.

optimistic dora said...

correct ate grace! we need not to be greedy and selfish with what we have... God bless u ate!