Verse: Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves, not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interests of the others.
Insight: Our society makes it very hard not to focus on our selfish ambition. However, Jesus was our greatest example of what it means to serve others. We gain more by not attempting to be the center of attraction but by allowing the character of Jesus to work in and through us. It will fill us with joy and accomplishment, knowing that we’ve made a difference in others.
Prayer: Thank you Lord for becoming a servant so that I can live. Help me lead and serve others by exemplifying your character and love. I want to be like you so that others around me will get to experience Jesus in a tangible and practical way. In Christ’s loving Name, Amen.