I realized that yesterday’s blog was almost a duplicate of three days ago. Perhaps the Lord intended that for all of us to realize that God’s glory is absolutely central to our existence. If anything else is a higher priority in our hearts and lives, we miss God’s purpose for us.
In order for us to glorify God, there must be some basic attitudes which we allow the Holy Spirit to cultivate in us. One basic attitude is, who do we aim to please? Paul says to the church in Rome:
“We who are strong have an obligation to bear with the failings of the weak, and not to please ourselves. Let each of us please his neighbor for his good, to build him up. For Christ did not please himself, but as it is written, “The reproaches of those who reproached you fell on me.”” (Romans 15:1–3).
In this passage, Paul places the focus on everyone else, NOT OURSELVES. The world we live in is very ‘self-focused.” Our example is in Christ who “did not please himself.” I find this very challenging! So many of our decisions revolve around how they impact “me” and we forget that the attitude we must follow is that of Jesus. He said, “I seek not my own will but the will of Him who sent Me” (John 5:30). In seeking to do God’s will, we will not please ourselves, but Him.
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