Daily S*O*A*P 6/12/13

Scripture Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit, but in humility consider others better than yourselves.

Observation:  Considering others better than yourself helps to build community and it helps further the cause of Christ.

Application:  I grew up with those kids, you know those kids that thought that they were better than everyone else.  I always think of it like the Titanic, 1st Class, 2nd Class, 3rd Class, The people in 1st class may have had more money, but were they really better than 2nd or 3rd Class?  I would have to say a resounding no.

We are all created by God equally, we all have similar features, we all bleed red, we all need oxygen to breath, the way the creator intended.  He did not intend for some of us to be better than others, he created us to be in relationship with him and He created each of us differently in gifting and talents to build community and help each other out.

Sometimes it is difficult at best to humble ourselves before others and treat them better especially when they have treated us badly, however, God will get the glory when you do.  

Selfish ambition and vain conceit will only bring us misery and open a door for Satan to make life miserable. 

Prayer: Lord God I ask you help in making this my daily goal, to be humble and put others above myself as Christ lowered himself to serve, please let me do the same.  Thank you JESUS!!