Who Do You Want To be Like?
“You too should have this attitude which Christ Jesus had. Since he already existed in the very form of God, equality with God was not something He felt He had to grasp for. Nevertheless, He deprived Himself of His status and took on the form of a slave, born in the likeness of men. He humbled Himself, becoming obedient to the point of death, a death on the cross at that.” – Philippians 2:5-8
Many Christians and Christian leaders are intrigued by and attracted to the glitter, glamour, power, celebrity and wealth of the mega star preachers and mega churches. They view them as being successful and something to imitate and duplicate. However, God’s Word doesn’t support this. We are to imitate Christ.
We are instructed to adopt the mind of Christ toward each other; giving to other what Christ has given to us – himself. We are to do nothing out of selfish ambition, greed or self-importance. We are to value others better than ourselves and remain humble about it. We ought not to imitate the world’s idea of servanthood and success but Christ’s example of humility, selflessness, sacrifice and love unto death.
Do for others what Christ did for you.
Divest of yourself and invest in others!