Monday - July 18, 2016
Woodlawn Family Bible Study
MAIN IDEA: “Is it important what others see in you?”
Do you think we have a good perspective of how others see us? Do we even think about it? Is it important for us to give thought to this? Most of the time people either think too highly of themselves or too low of themselves, compared to how others think about them.
Paul tells us in Philippians 2:3-5, ”Do not act out of selfish ambition or conceit, but with humility think of others as being better than yourselves. Do not be concerned about your own interests, but also be concerned about the interests of others. Have the same attitude among yourselves that was also in Christ Jesus.”
We should we ask ourselves this question: "What is it about me other people would change if they could?" Another person’s perspective about you can sometimes be as important as your perspective about yourself. As a Christian, setting a good example is a must. If we do something that causes others to stumble, we must make changes to prevent that.
If we follow Paul’s advice and have the same attitude Christ did, the perspective others have of us will be good. We will be more effective in sharing Gods word and become a person of influence. Your good influence on a friend may save his life (spiritually or physically).
APPLICATION: Do I try to have a Christ like attitude?