>William Booth, founder of the Salvation Army, was once asked to put a sermon into one word. His one word sermon was “others”.

Complete my joy by being of the same mind, having the same love, being in full accord and of one mind. Do nothing from rivalry or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves. Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others.
Philippians 2:2-4

During a political season and going into a holiday season, when it seems that self-promotion and personal desires and needs are the focus, I’ve been thinking about how believers ought to take on the trademark of love, more and more.

Jesus said, they know we are His disciples, by the love that we have for one another. Philippians 2:2-4 is right at the center of this idea.

Everyone wants significance, to leave a legacy, and to make an impact, on one level or another.

The paradox of the kingdom is that we become most significant when we count others more significant than ourselves.

“God, help us to grow in this more and more, until we have eyes that see others, like You do, and lives that are trademarked loving others.”

About kurtkjohnson

Husband to Abbey Johnson, proud father, irregular blogger and occasionally creative. View all posts by kurtkjohnson

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