Wednesday, March 15, 2023

Daily Devotion: Sound Like Anyone You Know?

Bible Reading: Philippians 2:1-21

Key Verse: Verse 21For all seek their own, not the things which are Jesus Christ’s.

Key Words: For all seek their own

The motto of our day is “what is in it for me?” This certainly is not a new motto. It’s as old as Adam and Eve.

I recently read the following from an article Learning to Trust by Bernie May. As you read the fable, ask yourself: does this sound like any one you know?

For the past forty years Eunice Pike has worked with the Mazatee Indians in south-western Mexico. During this time she discovered some interesting things about these beautiful people. For instance, the people seldom wish someone well. Not only that, they are hesitant to teach one another or to share the gospel with each other. If asked, “Who taught you to bake bread?” the village baker answers, “I just know,” meaning he has acquired the knowledge without anyone’s help. Eunice says this odd behavior stems from the Indian’s concept of “limited good.” They believe there is only so much good, so much knowledge, so much love to go around. To teach another means you might drain yourself of knowledge. To love a second child means you have to love the first child less. To wish someone well –“Have a nice day”—means you have just given away some of your own happiness, which cannot be reacquired.

What a warped view, which is the result of a wrong value system and I might add a wrong god as well. I leave you with this thought from I John 4:7,8-  Beloved, let us love one another: for love is of God; and every one that loveth is born of God, and knoweth God. He that loveth not knoweth not God; for God is love.

What to do:
✞ “Brighten the corner where you are!”

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