being.. "Like Minded"

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There is so much to be gained by the simplicity of the holy scriptures. In one way or another, ALL of the problems of the world are solved in just a few short writings contained in the New Testament. No, we can't cure disease, or stop growing old. We can't stop accidents and such like, but we could solve the human-interaction issues if we would all live what the Bible teaches.

Here's what Jesus did for us:
'Who, being in very nature God, did not consider equality with God something to be used to his own advantage; rather, he made himself nothing
by taking the very nature of a servant, being made in human likeness.
And being found in appearance as a man, he humbled himself
by becoming obedient to death—even death on a cross!'

The Apostle Paul in making the above comments as he wrote encouraging remarks to the church in Philippi, says "in your relationships with one another, have the same mindset as Christ Jesus."

And in the verses preceding that, Paul tells us to be ..."like-minded, having the same love (love of Christ vs-1), being one in spirit and of one mind. Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourself, not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interests of others." (Phil 2:2-11)

It is interesting that Paul follows up the above portion of his letter by telling the church that as they obey and carry out His good purpose to do everything without grumbling. No, it's not always easy, and not always convenient, and sometimes hard and inconvenient to sacrifice our time in service to others and to willfully chose to do good to others, yet that is what we are called to do.

The world would surely be a better place if everyone would become servants of others, and the church would stand to grow as well as more people put others ahead of themselves. Let us be ready, willing and able to get our hands dirty if necessary to be a servant to others. Just remember what Christ had to do for us!