Let Humility Be The Hallmark Of Your Attitude – September 26, 2016
Philippians 2:3, Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves.
My current sermon series at Cottonwood Creek is titled, Relationship Goals God’s Way. The first goal we examined was- let love reign in all your relationships. This week’s goal (goal number 2) challenges us to let humility be the hallmark of our attitudes. If you missed any of my earlier thoughts, you can find them on my daily blog, www.johnmarkcaton.com .
Thought #1 on humility:
Humility is the foundation of every relationship. Saint Augustine said, “If you plan to build a tall house of virtues, you must first lay deep foundations of humility.” Saint Augustine confirms that humility is the foundation that supports the rest of our relationship. In other words, you can’t build a tall tower of friendship, marriage, coworkers, neighbors… if you care more about yourself than you do others.
The Apostle Paul put humility this way. He said in Philippians 2:3, “Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves.” You see, the best relationships are built when we value the other person more than we value ourselves. If you are married, do you care more about your spouse’s needs rather than your own? In your friendships, do you value the other person’s interest more than your own? If you do, your relationships will stand tall because the foundation of your relationship is humility.
Think about that and have a blessed day!
John Mark Caton, Ph.D