Tuesday, June 19, 2018

A t t i t u d e
Philippians 2:3

My friend, Jim Hart, played quarterback for 19 years in the National Football League.  That’s a great accomplishment requiring great athletic ability and no small measure of toughness.  That’s why I was amazed when he told me of his favorite scripture. 

In Paul’s letter to his friends in Philipi, at chapter 2 and verse 3 he writes, “Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit, but in humility consider others better than yourselves.”  Paul gives us two don’ts and one do.

Don’t number 1 - No selfish ambition - check your attitude for ideas like, “what do I get out of this?”
Don’t number 2 - No vain conceit - check your attitude for empty self-flattery or an inflated sense of your importance.
Do this - Humbly know your role and fill it to capacity.  Consider the team and each member of it ahead of your personal goals and desires.  This leads to powerful teamwork and fantastic friendships.

In today’s game, put away selfish ambition and empty conceited attitudes and take on a humble attitude that seeks the team’s successes, even above your own.

Bible Reading Plan:
Luke 5:33-39
Philippians 2:19-30
Psalms 119:145-152
II Kings 12-13