Saturday, April 10, 2021

Philippians 2:5 Scripture Meditation by Stephen Taylor

Philippians 2:5

In your relationships with one another, have the same mindset as Christ Jesus.

I was reading through a notebook that I wrote Scriptures in while I was in prison and came across this one today. Then, in verses 6-11, it goes on to tell of the qualities and traits of Jesus.

The question I have is: how can we translate that to everyday living? How can we be less selfish and more selfless?? The answer, I think, is found in the Scriptures. Many times, Jesus says to deny yourself and that the first will be last. See, that’s totally opposite thinking from what I’m used to. For me, it’s always been ‘get mine first, and you can have the leftovers.’

But to truly have the same mindset as Jesus, we have to put God first and other people above ourselves. I pray often that Jesus helps me to see people the way He sees me, to forgive people the way He forgave me, to serve people the way He served us, and most importantly, to love people the way He loves me! 

I’m not perfect or anywhere in the realm of even being “good,” but each day, I try to do a little better and grow a little closer to God, and I urge you to do the same!! I feel like the closer we get to truly loving each other, the closer we get to Jesus!!!

I love you all and God bless!! Let’s give God the glory today!




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