Christ’s Example of Humility
Do nothing from selfish ambition 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.
Philippians 2:3-4 (ESV)
It’s hard to serve other people when your own life, health, or concerns are in ruins. Here we are introduced to the opposite value. Paul knew that one of the key that contributes to us (Christians) is to have an unselfish attitude of heart and humbleness of spirit towards our brothers and sisters in Christ. That is, as Christians we are supposed to treat others with humility and selflessness. In other words, we are to put the needs of others before our own (this doesn’t mean we avoid caring for our own needs) but make the good of others the focus of your interest.
You might have this question: "Why do I need to owe service to people, rather than them owing me?" The answer is that Christ loved us, He treated us as worthy of His service when we were not. He thought not only for His own interest but for ours. Jesus died for us and forgave us and accepted us and justified us and gave us eternal life when He owed us nothing.
So if you ever find yourself struggles with humility or serving those who are hard to love, think how much Christ has done for us and understand the fullness of His love.
May the love of God rest upon you all!