Everything Jesus said and did was for the edification of others. He should be our model for living.

Romans 15:2

"Let each of us please his neighbor for his good, leading to edification." NKJV

Be honest. How often do you think about others ahead of yourself? If you are completely honest, then your answer is probably, "Not often." Jesus, in His ministry, was completely others-centered. Everything He spoke and did was for the edification of others. The world we live in is completely focused on 'self', and Christians have bought into it. Jesus, on the other hand, said:

Mark 8:35: "For whoever desires to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for My sake and the gospel's will save it." NKJV

Jesus should be our model for living. We should be like Jesus and be 'others-centered' and 'others-focused'. We should give our lives away. It is the key to life and what Jesus told us to do. Like a lost key, many Christians will look past it without picking it up. If the church at large would live out what we say we believe, this world would be a different place, and people would be clamoring for Jesus.

Is Jesus your model for living? What do you need to change in your life to accurately portray a life sold out for Jesus?

Life Lesson: We should be spiritually concerned and caring with one another.

Dear God, 
Thank You for Loving me. Thank You for looking past my faults and failures and giving Your life away for me. Lord, I know sometimes I am too preoccupied with 'self', and I am sorry. Help me to be a walking testimony of Your Truth so 'others' can know the grace, peace, comfort and hope I have found in You. In Jesus' name, Amen.

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