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Philippians 2:3

Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves,

RayMcDOK – today is Election Day. Have you voted? I will have voted by the time this devotional thought hits the airways. I’m not sure at the time of this writing who will win – it depends on what news agency you listen to for sure. Some have Trump winning – some have Clinton winning. Remember – whoever is elected President – Jesus is still King!

So – on this Election Day – I want to remind us to be humble. We should not gloat if our candidate wins – we should pray for the unity of the country – we should think not of ourselves – but about others.

Paul had every right to boast in himself – he was an awesome person by the standards of his day. Paul consistently calls his readers to a standard of humility. Today’s passage is one of those where Paul calls us to be humble.

Here’s today’s passage in partial context. Philippians 2:1–5 – 1 Therefore if you have any encouragement from being united with Christ, if any comfort from his love, if any common sharing in the Spirit, if any tenderness and compassion, 2 then make my joy complete by being like-minded, having the same love, being one in spirit and of one mind. 3 Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves, 4 not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interests of the others. 5 In your relationships with one another, have the same mindset as Christ Jesus:

No matter who wins the election today or in the days to come – we need to be united and come together for the next four years. Let us not think of ourselves but rather – let us humble ourselves and think of others.

Pray for your nation (if you are from the USA) today. Pray for your vote. Rejoice that you are allowed to vote. Support the elected and pray for them. Remember – Jesus is King!

Just something for us to think about today as we go on our way.

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November 8, 2016 - Posted by | Build, Community, Daily Devotion, Discipleship, Encouragement, Faith Journey, From the Pastor, Leadership, Personal, Theology | , , , , , , , , ,

2 Comments »

  1. I hope everyone will follow this advice

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    Comment by Richard Reynnells | November 8, 2016 | Reply

  2. I held my nose, but I voted!

    thanks for helping people keep this a civilized approach to a nasty election

    your comments about it does not matter who wins, because God is still in charge, Christ is still the King, etc. were very helpful to me

    pray for our church and our country

    r

    On Tue, Nov 8, 2016 at 9:05 AM, Ray McDonald’s Blog wrote:

    > raymcdonald posted: “Philippians 2:3 Do nothing out of selfish ambition or > vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves, OK – today > is Election Day. Have you voted? I will have voted by the time this > devotional thought hits the airways. I’m not sure at th” >

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    Comment by Richard D Reynnells | November 8, 2016 | Reply


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