Philippians—The Joy of the Lord
Week 4: July 26th
PHIL. 2:3-4 Let nothing be done through selfish ambition or conceit, but in lowliness of mind let each esteem
others better than himself. Let each of you look out not only for his own interests, but also for the interests of others.
Monday—-When you look at your motives, where do you see selfishness? How much of your life is about “me” as
opposed to “others?” How can you “take up your cross daily
and die to self?”
Tuesday—God has given you many talents and gifts.
How are you using them to serve others? In what ways
could you serve others more?
Wednesday—GAL. 6:7-10 Do not be deceived: God is not
mocked, for whatever one sows, that will he also reap.
For the one who sows to his own flesh will from the flesh
reap corruption, but the one who sows to the Spirit will from
the Spirit reap eternal life. And let us not grow weary of
doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give
- So then, as we have opportunity, let us do good to
everyone, and especially to those who are of the household of faith. We are called to serve Christ’s body. In what practi- cal ways are you doing that? How important is serving in the
church to you?
Thursday—Jesus said it was more blessed to give than
receive. In life there are givers and takers. Are you more of
a giver or taker? Why are givers blessed? How are you
blessed when you give?
Friday—How can you practically begin looking at others as
more important than yourself? What will that mean when