In Philippians 2, Paul exhorts us to the areas we need to “practice” loving in our church family following Jesus’ example who fulfilled all this.
Philippians 2:2-5 NLT – Is there any encouragement from belonging to Christ? Any comfort from his love? Any fellowship together in the Spirit? Are your hearts tender and compassionate? Then make me truly happy by agreeing wholeheartedly with each other, loving one another, and working together with one mind and purpose.
Don’t be selfish; don’t try to impress others. Be humble, thinking of others as better than yourselves. Don’t look out only for your own interests, but take an interest in others, too.
You must have the same attitude that Christ Jesus had.
We are to practice loving our church family with humility, in unity, to fellowship together in the Spirit, be humble, take an interest in others before ourselves, love one another, work together with one mind and purpose.
If we have been disobedient in these areas or looking for comfort in other things, let’s confess them to the Lord and ask for the “same attitude” of Jesus, as we sing “Remembrance” by Matt Redman (Click here).
Prayer: Lord, you showed us first what it means to be a servant of all – may we imitate your humility. In Jesus’ name, Amen.