“Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit.
Rather, in humility, value others above yourselves,
not looking to your own interests but each
of you to the interests of the others.” Philippians 2:3-4
As a father, I learn valuable lessons through my children. One
night, my children were fighting over an unclaimed toy they
found at home. My daughter was more frustrated than my son
because he took the toy away and claimed it was his. When I
asked my son why he did that he said, “I’m older than her, so I
deserve to have it.”
Like children, adults can act out of selfishness and vain conceit.
That is why Paul encouraged the Philippians to value others
above self. Keep in mind, Paul wrote his letter from a Roman jail
cell he was put in for preaching the gospel.
Many, if not all, of the hardships Paul experienced were the
result of him looking for the interest of others. Paul’s leadership
is something we should all consider, especially with another
presidential election around the corner. We have a tremendous
opportunity to caucus/vote for a presidential candidate who will
sacrificially serve all Americans.
Father, give me discernment in choosing a presidential
candidate who in humility will value others above self. Raise
up a leader who honors You and who will sacrificially serve our
country. In Jesus’ name, Amen