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Monday, March 17, 2014

Interests






Each of you should look not only to your interests
but also to the interests of others.
Philippians 2:4 (NIV)


            Paul spoke to a diverse church. Some had converted from Judaism. Others came from other areas, Rome, Greece, and who knows where else. There could have been a Roman jailer who worked in this colony for the empire. Each believer had a different background.

            Even today, we see people from different backgrounds come together to form a body of worship. In our protestant church, we have several people who have a Roman Catholic background. We have a family where the husband/father grew up in a home where his parent’s native language was spoken. He is first generation American. I have heard that he can speak that native language of his parents.

            We have people who come to the Lord as adults and have no Christian heritage to guide them. They learn of the Lord each day of their walk. Some people return to the Lord after they realize their need of a Savior and King.

            Sometimes, people working in a church encounter people who have been accused of transgressing the law of the land. Some of those we encounter are relatives of those who are paying a debt to society.


            We have to show Jesus to all we meet and with whom we work. As we strive together we learn to keep God uppermost in our lives. If those who are different from us have needs, we are to try to bring those needs to resolution. When the body of Christ works together, it works together not caring who amongst them gets the credit. They give that credit to Jesus.

graphic: frwest.blogspot.com


8 comments:

  1. Good food for thought Cecelia. I believe God just LOVES all those differences, it brings color to our world, doesn't it?

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  2. Marja: Thank you for your lovely thought. Yes, God loves all the differences of people--He made them according to His plan. I pray you have a wonderful week.

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  3. I agree with Marja. I think our diversity not only makes things interesting, but helps serve God's purposes for the church.

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    1. Karen, thank you for your lovely thought,

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  4. Ah, yes. We need to show others the consideration we love to receive. This is a good point! We're not alike. Lord, help me to better consider others.

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    1. Rhonda, Thank you for your dear thoughts. My Sunday school teacher told us years ago,"The only way to have a friend is to be a friend." We DO need to consider others in all we do.

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  5. So true, wonderful post. Thanks for sharing. You always have something good to give out.

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    1. Thank you, Mary. I feel so blessed to be able to put these thoughts together.

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