A story in the news all over the television the past two days concerns two dogs that had gotten away from their owner and were in the street. One of the dogs was hit by a car and killed. The other dog stood by his dead friend even though the traffic continued to present great danger to him. Finally, assistance came and the living dog was taken to safety and the dead dog taken care of. The pictures that have been shown have been very moving to millions of people who have seen them and appreciated the loyalty of one dog to another.
This reminds me of a section of scripture that encourages Christians to have great care and concern for others. It is found in PHILLPIANS 2: 3-4. “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 for his own interests, but also for the interests of others.”
Life is not all about “ME” is it? As a Christian I am to be concerned about the welfare of my fellowman and especially my family, friends, and fellow Christians. I am not to be so consumed with my life and making it better that I overlook the needs of others. It is a mark of greed and selfishness if I ignore others simply to promote self. Look at Jesus and the life that He lived. We are encouraged by the apostle Peter to walk in the footsteps of Jesus and that includes being concerned about the interests of others. Selfishness has a way of coming back to cause us problems whereas selflessness has a way of bringing rewards. Jesus was completely stripped of Himself in order to save us and we surely need to have that same kind of mind in us. PHILLIPIANS 2:5: “Let this mind in you which was also in Christ Jesus.”
May God bless you this week. We love and miss you very much.
With Much Love,
Ted & Barbara
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April 17, 2012