Ephesians 5:21 NIV
Submit to one another out of reverence for Christ.
Love God, love others. Put like that, living the Kingdom life is straightforward, put others first. Of course straightforward isn’t the same as easy; the desire to see to our own needs and comfort is a surprisingly strong instinct and one that’s hard to fight against, but that’s the life Christ calls us to, the life that he led. I know that on my own I would lose this internal tug of war before it even started – thank God for his Spirit who helps us from within!
Prayerfully think about who you might see in the next hour or so. Ask God to show you how you might put them first and ask his Spirit to help you do just that.
Today’s New Testament in a Season readings: Ephesians 5-6 / Philippians 1
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