Philippians 2:5-8 (NIV)

5 “In your relationships with one another, have the same mindset as Christ Jesus: 6 Who, being in very nature God, did not consider equality with God something to be used to his own advantage; 7 rather, he made himself nothing by taking the very nature of a servant, being made in human likeness 8 And being found in appearance as a man, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to death—even death on a cross!”

The exploration this month has a singular focus: to be whole and Holy in Christ, through knowing God, ourselves and now this week, knowing others.

Often when we think of loving and serving others, we come at it with a self-serving mentality. Do others like me? If I serve them, will they be thankful for it? What do we get for it? And what about when others let us down? How are we supposed to treat others when we know their “bad” side?

The irony in becoming whole is that we become whole when we become less. 

Knowing others means we are aware of their good and bad side and still choose to love them like Christ does. And maybe it is in knowing other’s weaknesses and strengths and accepting them anyway that we see the love of God toward us, with the same flaws. This is what it means to walk out this life in holiness. Listen in as Denise shares on what loving and knowing others really looks like.

 

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