We’re attempting to answer the question What exactly are Christians supposed to do? by looking at 50 commands straight from the mouth of Jesus.
We kicked things off with Jesus’ Big 2. He said there are no commands greater than these:
- Love God with all your heart, soul, mind and strength.
- Love your neighbor as yourself.
(Matthew 22:37-40; Mark 12:28-34)
Jesus’ other commands show what it reeeeeally means to love God and others. Here’s today’s featured command:
How would you describe your attitude so far this Christmas season? Consider this:
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 on the very nature of a servant, being made in human likeness. (Philippians 2:5-7)
Imagine for a moment that you’re the creator of the universe.
Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit, but in humility consider others better than yourselves. (Philippians 2:3)
I should get this verse tattooed on my forehead so that every time I look in the mirror I’m reminded not to be a selfish moron.
If I’m absolutely honest, selfish ambition is what drives at least 98.3% of my activity at work. Waaaaaaaaay too often, I focus exclusively on what’s best for me. Not the company. Not my boss. Not my co-workers. Not our customers. Me. Me. Me.
Thank God for Jesus. He showed us a far better way …
We’ll start today with a question …
According to studies conducted by big-brained researchers in the business world, what’s the absolute #1 most important trait a leader must have to be successful?
Here are your choices:
- Communication skills
- Business knowledge
- Smooth dance moves
- Coordinating accessories