March 17th, 2019
Life Is Not All About Me, Myself, and I
Philippians 2:20-21 (KJB) For I have no man likeminded, who will naturally care for your state. 21 For all seek their own, not the things which are Jesus Christ’s.
The Apostle Paul made these remarks in dealing with Roman associates who often resorted to taking care of their own needs and feelings rather than noticing the needs of others about them. Anotherwards, they placed their individual needs ahead of the collective needs of the church and in God’s ministry.
A trinity of me, myself, and is only a trio of self. It can only represent a threesome of individual needs rather than standing for the shared needs of several individuals or a church ministry to receptive hearts. It is easier to look upon oneself and know what is needed and desired for our own good. It is much harder to practice looking beyond ourselves to see the needs of our brethren and those at large in the community and on a missionary journey.
If a man practices looking at situations through the lens of Jesus Christ, he can see and meet the needs of others through the gospel message of Jesus Christ. However, when a person views conditions through the lens of this world, it is clouded with the needs of self and selfish desires.
Every professing Christian is to be an image of God (Romans 12:1-2). In being like-minded, a child of God will naturally seek the needs of others just like does Jesus Christ for we are to be His hands and feet in this world.