August 24th, 2018
Our Number One Fan
Philippians 2:3-4 (KJB) Let nothing be done through strife or vainglory; but in lowliness of mind let each esteem other better than themselves. 4 Look not every man on his own things, but every man also on the things of others.
Many people get so caught up in looking at their number one fan, most often themselves, that they fail to look at God, and even other people, with such a lenient and forgiving eyesight they liberally apply to themselves, thereby they often fail miserably in perceiving the needs of others.
Most often what a naturally selfish person ends up with is a warped sense of their own importance, a diminished view of God, and are not able to recognize the needs of others about them. This is the sinful mindset that each of us is naturally born with in this wicked world.
There are many naturally prideful people in this world looking superficially into their own warped mirror and seeing glorious perfection in themselves, and nothing of God. Then when they peer into the lives of others they see only faults, fissures, and blatant personal issues. Their warped vantage point, naturally at work in this world, provides a contrary vantage point, not how God desires a man look unto Him, our own selves, and at others.
These verses above spell out how a proper spiritual viewpoint and clearly a divulge a heart check that should take place in the lives of God’s spiritual family. Look to others with esteem and a high value and rightly see ourselves with lowliness of mind. Not only that but keep your mind on God and the needs of others, rather than planted firmly upon yourself and your own vain needs and desires.
Place God first, the needs of others second, and your own demands in the last place. Living according to God’s supernatural divine pecking order will place His will first, other souls second, and work to diminish any inflated or perceived value of ourselves.