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Do you consider others more important than yourself?

Discussion in 'Non-denominational' started by lifeknowingjesus, Oct 12, 2009.

  1. lifeknowingjesus

    lifeknowingjesus Christ's

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    "Let no one then seek his own good and advantage and profit, but [rather] each one of the other [let him seek the welfare of his neighbor]." (1 Corinthians 10:24)


    "Love (God's love in us) does not insist on its own rights or its own way, for it is not self-seeking..." (1 Corinthians 13)


    "If anyone desires to be My disciple, let him deny himself [disregard, lose sight of, and forget himself and his own interests] and take up his cross and follow Me [cleave steadfastly to Me, conform wholly to My example in living and, if need be, in dying, also]." (Jesus, Matthew 16:24)


    "If anyone desires to be first, he must be last of all, and servant of all." (Jesus, Mark 8:35)


    "[We ought to help carry the doubts and qualms of others] and not to please ourselves. Let each one of us make it a practice to please (make happy) his neighbor for his good and for his true welfare, to edify him [to strengthen him and build him up spiritually]. For Christ did not please Himself [gave no thought to His own interests]..." (Romans 15)


    "Do nothing from factional motives [through contentiousness, strife, selfishness, or for unworthy ends] or prompted by conceit and empty arrogance. Instead, in the true spirit of humility (lowliness of mind) let each regard the others as better than and superior to himself [thinking more highly of one another than you do of yourselves]. Let each of you esteem and look upon and be concerned for not [merely] his own interests, but also each for the interests of others. Let this same attitude and purpose and [humble] mind be in you which was in Christ Jesus: [Let Him be your example in humility]..." (Philippians 2)


    "Clothe yourselves therefore, as God's own chosen ones (His own picked representatives), [who are] purified and holy and well-beloved [by God Himself, by putting on behavior marked by] tenderhearted pity and mercy, kind feeling, a lowly opinion of yourselves, gentle ways, [and] patience [which is tireless and long-suffering, and has the power to endure whatever comes, with good temper]." (Col 3:12)


    "Walk (lead a life) worthy of the [divine] calling to which you have been called [with behavior that is a credit to the summons to God's service, living as becomes you] with complete lowliness of mind (humility) and meekness (unselfishness, gentleness, mildness), with patience, bearing with one another and making allowances because you love one another." (Ephesians 4:2)
     
  2. toolite

    toolite New Member

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    Great Point! Thats why I love God because that is his main concern "people" people who are called learn that others are most important.

    All The Glory Belongs To God!
     
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    stelow Legend

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    1 John 3:14-16 (New King James Version)
    14 We know that we have passed from death to life, because we love the brethren. He who does not love his brother abides in death.
    15 Whoever hates his brother is a murderer, and you know that no murderer has eternal life abiding in him.
    16 By this we know love, because He laid down His life for us. And we also ought to lay down our lives for the brethren.

    2 Peter 1:3-9 (New King James Version)
    3 as His divine power has given to us all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge of Him who called us by glory and virtue,
    4 by which have been given to us exceedingly great and precious promises, that through these you may be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust.
    5 But also for this very reason, giving all diligence, add to your faith virtue, to virtue knowledge,
    6 to knowledge self-control, to self-control perseverance, to perseverance godliness,
    7 to godliness brotherly kindness, and to brotherly kindness love.
    8 For if these things are yours and abound, you will be neither barren nor unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ.
    9 For he who lacks these things is shortsighted, even to blindness, and has forgotten that he was cleansed from his old sins.
     
  4. NatalieJan777

    NatalieJan777 Humbled before GOD

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    I'm going to share something that many will probably laugh about, but that is okay.

    After I had my first child when he was about 2. I was making us lunch on a weekend. We were having peanut butter and jelly sandwhiches, but the bread on one of the sandwhiches was a little dried out. I thought in my mind that I would give that one to my son, and then was corrected by the Holy Spirit. I always take the worst or do without to place my loved ones first. I also do it for the elderly and children, giving them the seat on the bus or the seat at a concert. I know who GOD has made me to be would not be right without my yeilding to the Holy Spirit. GOD detests selfishness.
     
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