11th March 2015
‘All of you serve each other in humility, for God sets himself against the proud, but he shows favour to the humble.’ 1 Peter 5:5 (NLT)
It’s difficult to be a Christian in a world that is so full of opportunities to sin. Let’s admit it, sometimes we think it would be easier to give in than to keep striving toward a closer relationship with Christ. Two pieces of wisdom keep us going: the knowledge that Jesus is coming back for us some day; and the fact that the world’s way, although it can be fun for a season, always ends in destruction.
Because we all struggle at times with living the Christian life, why would anybody become prideful? Our salvation has nothing to do with our own ability to be good; we are nothing without Christ’s ultimate gift which allows our sins to be forgiven. When we are growing in our faith, it’s silly to look down on another person who is struggling. What we need at that time is the same humble compassion to see that person restored as Christ had for us when we were messing up.
Question to Consider
How do you feel when you’re treated like a servant?
Pray that God will help you to serve others in humility and have compassion for others.
These devotionals include edited extracts from the Better Together book by Rick Warren, with additional prayer points for King's Church London. We are extremely grateful to Purpose Driven UK for permission to use the extracts.
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Steve Tibbert leads King’s Church London, with sites in Catford, Downham and Lee. Over the past fifteen years the church has seen continued growth, both in size and diversity. Steve is also involved in Newfrontiers and regularly coaches other lead elders. His book, Good to Grow, was published in July 2011. He is married to Deb, and they have three sons.