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Honoring Others

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"Do not merely look out for your own personal interests, but also for the interests of others. Have this attitude in yourselves which was also in Christ Jesus." - Philippians 2:4-5

One of the things that distinguish the life of a Jesus follower is the principle of honor. As you and I abide in Christ and His life is lived through us, the principle and the corresponding practices of honor will be evident in our lives. We honor others by considering them more important than ourselves. Put more simply, it's "you before me." You may be thinking, "I can't do that. That's too hard!" What does the verse say? It says, "which was also in Christ Jesus." Honoring others is impossible when left to us. But as we allow Christ to live His life in and through us, it's not you and I honoring others. It is Christ in us!

What are some ways that Christ in you can honor those around you?

An Attitude of Humility

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"If I then, the Lord and the Teacher, washed your feet, you also ought to wash one another's feet. For I gave you an example that you also should do as I did to you." John 13:14-15

Charles Stanley says this about humility: "Humility in the life of the believer is the mark of greatnessnot because you shine when you are humbled, but because when you submit to God's will, He shines through you." Seen in the washing of the disciples' feet, Jesus displays the greatest act of humility before His followers. This job was usually reserved for the lowest in society. But the King of Kings knelt on His knee and showed us what true humility looks like- considering others as more important than yourself (Phil. 2:3-5). As followers of Jesus, we shine the light of Christ in us when we follow His example of displaying humility toward others in the body of Christ.

Today, how can you live with an attitude of humility toward others?

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