I hope you are having a good Life Journal week. My note for this week is about “anti-humidity .“ Some call anti-humility, pride. I call it not smart, not caring about God’s people, and not looking like Jesus Christ in our attitudes.
I love how the verses are put together today. In Hollywood, this would be great writing but in the Life Journal it is great editing and thinking.
“But Rehoboam rejected the advice of the older men and instead asked the opinion of the young men who had grown up with him and were now his advisers.” ( 2 Chronicles 10:8 NLT)
Notice the word “but” many times in the Bible. When that word is used, it does not end well for that person or people. Rehoboam’s plan ended up being harsh and he lost the heart of God’s people. He lost sight of his grandfather’s heart of loving people as a shepherd. And he did not follow the example the Chief Shepherd who came as a suffering servant.
“Don’t be selfish; don’t try to impress others. Be humble, thinking of others as better than yourselves. Don’t look out only for your own interests, but take an interest in others, too.” (Philippians 2:3-4 NLT)
It is so easy to be or to become self-absorbed. When this happens we lose sight of the hurts and needs of others. We end up looking out for our own interests, not considering other’s. Today’s story is a good reminder about where this type of thinking will lead us. Paul challenges us to live and love with the attitude of Jesus Christ.