”Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit,
but in humility consider others better than yourselves.
Each of you should look not only to your own interests,
but also to the interests of others.”
Phil. 2:3-4 (NIV)
Paul gives us some very basic thoughts here. We should not think how conditions affect us. We should place the feelings of others ahead of our own. He tells us we should do this with humble hearts.
The last sentence of this passage speaks to my heart. It tells me I should not allow my thoughts about other people’s needs, attitudes, or conditions color my perspective as I try to minister to them.