Philippians 2: 1-4
If you have any encouragement from being united in Christ, if any comfort from his love, if any fellowship with the Spirit, if any tenderness and compassion, then make my joy complete by being likeminded, having the same love, being one in spirit and purpose. 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.
Paul is trying to help us to remember that when we are united with Christ, we should treat others in the same manner Christ treats us. We should show Christ’s love and compassion by humbling ourselves in meekness and look for ways to serve others. Today if the world is going to see Jesus Christ, it will be through those who are united with him.
Father help us to be one in spirit and purpose with you. Forgive our selfish ambition and vain conceit. Help us to show your love and mercy to encourage others. Help us to use our gifts and talents to bring glory and honor to you and to others. We ask in Jesus’ name, Amen.