Philippians 2:3-4 says, “Do nothing from rivalry or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves. Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others.” Count others more significant than yourself. In our world today everything is focused on ourselves. How can we make ourselves look better? What can we buy for ourselves? How can we make more money? How can we make ourselves more comfortable? Not often is it, how can we make her feel better?
Jesus came down to earth not as a dictator or as a demanding king, but as a humble servant. John 13:12-14 says, “You call me Teacher and Lord, and you are right, for so I am. If I then, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also ought to wash one another’s feet.” This summer I went to Ethiopia on a missions trip along with other mks. One day my small group went for a prayer walk and me and one of the other girls accidentally stepped in a foot of sewage. It was so disgusting and stinky! Though embarrassed we went to one of the many shoe-cleaners on the side of the road. Undaunted, they quickly took off our shoes and proceeded to not only clean our shoes but wash our feet! And all for about 10 cents. Can you imagine if that was your job? What if you spent your whole life cleaning other peoples’ feet? Yet that’s what Jesus did. He cleaned peoples’ feet. He talked to lepers. He touched beggars. He dined with the scum of society. And that’s what He’s calling you to do. Now you don’t have to literally go wash someone’s feet, but instead of always thinking of yourself, try thinking about others. Count others more significant than yourself.