05
Jan
18

Others

After addressing pretty much everyone who would be in a church family, Peter has some instructions for everyone. He writes:

Finally, all of you, be like-minded, be sympathetic, love one another, be compassionate and humble. – 1 Peter 3:8 (NIV)

These five traits that are to characterize every follower of Christ all have to do with making others a priority. He says to be like-minded. So don’t insist on having your way. Be sympathetic. Sympathize with the plight of others. Love one another. This is the final command Jesus gave to His disciples. Be compassionate. Have a heart for others who are suffering. Be humble. Consider others better than yourself. When we become a follower of Christ, we sign up for a life of selflessness and we give up a self-centered mindset. Our life is reoriented toward Jesus first, others second and ourselves last. If you will humble yourself and make others a priority, God will lift you up and He will bless you.
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