Philippians 2:3-11 ESV
Do nothing from rivalry 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.
In the early days of our full time ministry the Carpenters Workshop we were in Durban South Africa ready to spread the good news. We were walking by Faith. Imagine 6 demon stomping Christians perplexed by the fact that they had no money to put gas in their vehicle. “What should we do now,” was the 64 million dollar question. “Pray for favor from the gas station owner,” was suggested. There we stood 6 prayer warriors, commanding favor from God and man with great authority. Our expectation was that God would move on the heart of the gas station owner to give us some free gas.
What happened next would forever change our outlook on Gods provision. God would use our Faith to humble us. Just then a Hobo walked up to me and offered me his money. Shocked, Gods mighty man of power said, “Hey we are supposed to be giving to you.” Whereupon he replied, “Don’t rob me of my blessing, I am sowing into good soil.” Dumbfounded I accepted his generous offering and welled up with tears of repentance and asked for his forgiveness.” I had been truly humbled by Gods messenger.
I have learnt to not judge people by their station, how they dress, how they communicate, etc. It matters not whether they are King or Pauper; they are all God’s children.
We should treat men with both Grace and Truth having humble hearts knowing that there for the Grace of God go I.
Father God, create in us a broken heart and a contrite spirit. Humble us so that we do not count ourselves more significant than others, in Jesus Name I pray. Amen.