Philippians 2:3-5 says “Do nothing from rivalry or conceit, but in humility count others as more significant than yourselves. Let each of you not look not only to his own interests, but also to the interest of others. Have this mind among yourselves, which is yours in Christ Jesus”. This piece of scripture, to me, puts on display one of the greatest virtues taught in the bible as well as a reminder of Jesus’s sacrifice. I personally find it very easy in this modern world to put myself as the priority, the thing that matters most. My own desires and interest come first while those of others become secondary. However, as a Christian, this should not be the case. This verse serves to show, that as a Christian, I am supposed to be a loving servant to others. Thatthe interest of those around me and even those that I don’t particularly like should be my own. That is not to say my own desires are unimportant, they are, but that my interest aren’t the only ones. This scripture shows to me that we should be eager to set aside our own self-centered motivations to bolster the lives of those around us. We are to love others such as ourselves and be eager to make sacrifices for them just as Jesus sacrificed himself for us. Jesus put the lives of others so far ahead of his own, that he died in order to secure their salvation. We are to look to Jesus as the perfect role model of what it means to live according to God. Jesus served and sacrificed willing and out of love. This verse reminds us that we should all try to do the same.
Please God help me to put others ahead of myself and seek to further your plan,