My Daily Guide

Esteeming Others

Jesus Christ, our Savior, and our example in all things teaches us by example how we ought to get along with others. Not all people he met, received him, neither did they seek after his example. The main reason they did not want the light of Jesus Christ to shine in their lives was because their "deed were evil". "and this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil". John 3:19.

Nevertheless we that have chosen to follow Jesus, apply his teachings to our daily living and he taught us how to be exalted, is in direct opposition as to how carnal people get at the top.

"Let nothing be done through strife or vainglory; but in lowliness of mind let each esteem other better than themselves" Phil. 2:3.

We maintain this kind of humble spirit in ourselves, God who sees in secret will reward us openly. "By humility and the fear of the Lord are riches, and honour, and life" Pr. 22:4.

Even John the Baptist that was the forerunner of Jesus Christ taught us the humility of Spirit "He must increase, but I must decrease" John 3, 30:9. If we are seeking the praises and honor of men, we try to promote ourselves, again esteeming others better than oneself is God's principle and God's principle is always better than ours.

He admonishes us to love one another, pray for one another, by so doing we are able to receive God's blessing. God teaches us about his ways "for my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the Lord. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my way higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts: Isa. 55:8,9.

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