Read: Philippians 2:1-11
After a business trip two executives reviewed their trip and results. One said that in the trip he had found new relationships through the business contacts. The other said that more than relationships it is the selling that mattered most. Both of them had different intentions.
It is easy in family, church, business, to view others from the perspective of how we can benefit from them. We may have some ulterior motives behind our association with them more than how we can be a blessing to them. Paul the apostle wrote, “Let nothing be done through selfish ambition or conceit, but in lowliness of mind let each esteem others better than himself. Let each of you look out not only for his own interests, but also for the interests of others” (Phil. 2:3-4).
Paul the apostle said that we ought to have the attitude of Christ, who gave Himself for others wholeheartedly, and therefore has been exalted by God the Father and given the name above every other name and that everyone should confess that Jesus is Lord. Let us learn from Jesus. People are not to be used for our benefit. We need to be a blessing to others by displaying the love of Christ to them. We should not be concerned only with our interests, but we should care and be concerned about others’ well-being also.