Unlimited: In the Kingdom of God We Look After Others

Jan 9, 2017 778

“In your relationships with one another, have the same mindset as Christ Jesus(Phil 2:5).

I was in this all-you-can-eat buffet restaurant, waiting in a queue behind two women. The first woman was serving herself from a dish with veggies, prawns and rice, and she was taking forever, just going through the dish and taking all the prawns for herself, one by one. The lady behind her was becoming more and more upset. When the first lady finished, she turned around and walked back to her seat with a smug look on her face. The lady who had been behind her was furious as she realised that all the prawns in that dish were gone!

Too often, life is like that. Too many people want to take the best for themselves and leave what’s left for others. Too many people want to have money without hard work, entertainment without getting out of their seats, and relationships without commitment.

In the Bible, in Philippians 2, the Apostle Paul tells us how it is in the Kingdom of God – how we’re not only to look after our own interests but also after the interests of others – and then he tells us about the unselfishness of Jesus Christ in coming to this world and emptying Himself for us.

The Kingdom of God challenges us to think in ways that are unlike us, and more like Jesus. – Eliezer Gonzalez

Eli’s Reflection: It’s easy to think about Jesus when we are at church or praying or studying the Bible. But it’s not easy to always think about Jesus when we are going about doing the things we do every day. Why don’t you do something to remind yourself, no matter what you may be doing? Perhaps you can carry something with you, or wear something special, perhaps put a song in your head that will remind you to try to think about others in the same way as Jesus.

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