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Day 7 – Philippians 2:1-5
Categories: Don’s Daily Devotions
Mon 18th May Read Philippians 2:1-5:
V1-2: Paul now addresses a concern he has concerning them, he appeals to them to have a right attitude to one another. “If” here does not imply doubt, it is the grounds of his plea. We might say ” because there is ..” encouragement in Christ – we should all seek to encourage others. Love should show in comforting each other. We share in the fellowship of, with and through the Holy Spirit, and this should be seen in our affection and sympathy towards each other. So, says Paul, these things ARE so, let them be seen in a oneness of mind as believers, a oneness of love. If this is so, his joy in them will be even greater.
V3-4: He goes on, they must not let selfishness or personal ambitions spoil their fellowship – clearly, he must have heard of some reason to be concerned about this in Philippi. Rather they are to humbly look on others as better than themselves, be concerned not for their own advantage, but that of each other. Such an attitude should always mark the way we think of, and behave towards our brothers and sisters in Christ.
V5: To emphasise this, he points them ( and us ) to the greatest example of all – Jesus Himself. Consider how He regarded and treated others, and think like Jesus did, and behave as He did.