Thursday, February 08, 2007

Esteem others more highly then yourselves

A friend of mine was not looking forward to a meeting with a friend with whom he had a serious disagreement. He examined himself, prayed hard to get rid of his judgmental attitudes and all the other negative emotions associated with the proposed encounter. He was struggling.

He came across the verse “esteem others more highly than yourself” Philippians 2:3 (KJV).

He realized he never esteemed his friend higher than himself; he never thought of him in these terms. He sat down and wrote two pages of how his friend is more talented, more creative and should be more esteemed than himself. His resentment and judgmental attitude melted away. The Word of God has power but the measure of a man is when he obeys it.

Thank you, Carl, for the reminder and your Godly example…be reconciled to one another.

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