The scripture for today, February 3, is Philippians 2:3 as found in the New Testament of the Bible:
“Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit, but in humility consider others better than yourselves.”
This is probably among the top ten hardest-to-keep commands in the Bible. It’s right up there near loving our enemies.
One time Jesus said that, when we are invited to a banquet and can seat ourselves, we shouldn’t sit at the head table because that seat may be reserved for someone else. If so, someone would have to ask us to move and we would be humiliated. He suggested that instead, we sit at one of the back tables. Then, if someone goes to us and says, “Sit up here closer to the front,” we will feel honored. (See Luke 14:811)
Jesus was always a server, helping others to be better. The last time he ate with his apostles before his death, he put on an apron and went around washing their feet. Apparently, none of them felt they should stoop so low as to do it.
So the Son of God did it.
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