Daily Reflection
November 6th, 2006

Robert Berry

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Philippians 2:1-4
Psalm 131:1bcde, 2, 3
Luke 14:12-14

Each one of us find ourselves searching for ultimate satisfaction in our daily lives. This satisfaction may be in our jobs, a favorite type of food, or the completion of a task that we have labored very hard with. There are many forms of satisfaction that we seek, but the geatest form can be found in Christ.

In Phillipians 2:1-4, the Apostle Paul proceeds with exhortations to our Christian duties. He presses largely to like-mindedness and lowly mindedness, which is in comformity to the example of the Lord Jesus. The great gospel precept passed unto us is to “Love one another”. This he represents by being like-minded, having the same Love, being of one accord, and of one mind. If there is consolation or satisfaction in Christ, the evidence is shown by us loving one another. The sweetness we have found in the doctrine of Christ, should sweeten our spirits.

If I am to be of service to my fellowman, I must have a humble spirit. It’s not about me, but the Lord. In Psalms 131, Davis’s aim is not at a high position, nor was he desirous of making a name for himself, but as God so ordered, was content to serve right where he was. The Love of God reigning in the heart, will subdue all in-ordinate self-love. We should have a humble trust in God.

The scripture of Luke 14:12-14, our Lord Jesus sets us an example of proper attitude when we are in company with our friends. He observed those that were aspiring to get the best seats at the table, may be degraded and forced to come down and give place to those more honorable. Jesus cautioned one of the leading Pharisees that when you host a lunch or dinner, don’t focus the invite on friends or the wealthy that can repay the favor, but more so on the poor, crippled, the blind. Don’t focus on whether those you invite can repay you, but rather that you will be repaid at the resurrection of the righteous.

Remember, God wants us all to be of one mind, and one spirit, so that we might show Love one toward the other.

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