Day 5, Week 1: Service (Basin)
Today’s scripture passage:
Your attitude should be the same as that of Christ Jesus: Who, being in very nature God, did not consider equality with God something to be grasped, but made himself nothing, taking the very nature of a servant, being made in human likeness. Philippians 2:5-7 NIV
Humility is a rare virtue today. The media focuses on narcissistic celebrities, advertising preys on our vanity, and social media often serves as an arena for self-glorification. To be humble – looking out for the interests of others – is countercultural. The Philippian church must have struggled with this issue as well, because Paul held up Christ’s example as the one to follow in a self-centered world. Jesus laid aside his glory to sacrifice himself for all people, for all time, including you!
In what ways can you modify your attitude to be more Christlike?