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Read 1 Peter 5:5
Humility of mind is really an attitude, isn't it?
It's a pre-set mentality that determines ahead of time thoughts like this:
I care about those around me.
Why do I always have to be first?
I'm going to help someone else win for a change.
Today I'm going to curb my fierce competitive tendencies.
Instead of always thinking about receiving, we'll start looking for ways to give. Instead of holding grudges against those who offend us, we'll be anxious to forgive.
And instead of keeping a record of what we've done or who we've helped, we'll take delight in forgetting the deed(s) and being virtually unnoticed. Our hunger for public recognition will diminish in significance.
Excerpted from Charles R. Swindoll, Wisdom for the Way (Nashville: J. Countryman, a division of Thomas Nelson, Inc., 2001). Copyright © 2001 by Charles R. Swindoll, Inc. All rights reserved. Used by permission.
Doing acts of kindness feels great as well as it makes the world or another person’s day a bit better. So I wonder why being kind isn’t second nature to me.
I’m not going to talk about what you should do when the plate is passed. Rather, I want to talk about what you might do before and after that time.
Many pastors offer easily accessible, appealing content. But it hides a weak gospel. The teaching may look tasty and easy to swallow, but it’s shallow—a meal with no nutrients.