Do nothing from selfish ambition
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.
Wow! What a difference in the Scripture and the song! I have been reminded once again this week that it is so very important to put oneself in the background and to put the interests of others first. Sitting as a silent observer, I watched firsthand the ugliness and discomfort of being so self-absorbed that one cannot hear what another is saying.
God's word for the day: "Consider others as more important than yourself." "Do not look on your own selfish interests, but also on the interests of others." Our accolades, if there are any to be had, should come from the Lord, and that will likely be in eternity, considering that many of us are so caught up in ourselves that we don't have the time to cheer others on.
I hate that song, but I encourage you to listen to it--and then don't do what the song does, which is to praise yourself. "Let another praise you, and not your own mouth; a stranger, and not your own lips."(Proverbs 27:2)
It's all about Him,