1 Corinthians 13:4 ... Love does not brag and is not arrogant,
Opposite of envy or jealousy (Tuesday's post) is arrogance and bragging. Instead of wanting what another has because we don't have it, we boast of what we have that others don't. Love isn't like that, Love is humble.
Do nothing from selfishness or empty conceit, but with humility of mind regard one another as more important than yourselves; do not merely look out for your own personal interests, but also for the interests of others. Have this attitude in yourselves which was also in Christ Jesus, who, although He existed in the form of God, did not regard equality with God a thing to be grasped, but emptied Himself, taking the form of a bond-servant, and being made in the likeness of men. Being found in appearance as a man, He humbled Himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross. For this reason also, God highly exalted Him, and bestowed on Him the name which is above every name, so that at the name of Jesus EVERY KNEE WILL BOW, of those who are in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and that every tongue will confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.
Philippians 2:3-11 (NAS)
Dear Lord, Thank you
- For Your humble example towards us
- For those who humble themselves for oursake