Considering Others' Value-Important Decision - Mike Baker

Considering Others' Value-Important Decision

Memories are formed by experiences or teachings from days gone by, so they do come in every category of life experiences. Life lessons, hopefully, are memories which assist us in becoming more Christ-like. One such lesson is to use things and love people. There is tremendous value in this simple lesson.
Our society is so affluent that we often feel entitled to the many luxuries this world offers. We too often allow our blessings to rise to a level of importance which darkens our vision. These blessings are placed in our care to honor our Lord. Do we? Do we use our health, our income, our house, our freedom, our numerous blessings to bring glory to our God? Many times, our blessings can become barriers, coming between us and others, or us and our Heavenly Father, if we allow it.
Viewing the life and death of Jesus, it is very clear where His priorities are. Jesus loves the poor, the rich, the sick & hurting, those with whom He had much in common and others who were different. He loves and shares with many whom don’t know they have a need and with those who find themselves desperate and afraid.  Hanging in agony from a tree He created, looking upon His Creation, He asks His Father to forgive them as He gives His life to make it possible. What an example of love! 

Paul, in his letter to the church at Philippi wrote:

 1) If there is therefore any exhortation in Christ, any consolation of love, if any fellowship of the Spirit, if any tender mercies and compassions, 2) make full my joy, that ye be of the same mind, having the same love, being of one accord, of one mind; 3) doing nothing through faction or through vain glory, but in lowliness of mind each counting the other better than himself; 4) not looking each of you to his own things, but each of you also to the things of others. 5) Have this mind in you, which was also in Christ Jesus. Philippians 2:1-5 

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