“This world has nothing for me, and this world has everything.
All that I could want and nothing that I need.”
This is a quote from a song by my favorite band, Caedmon’s Call. The words strike me this morning as I am overcome by a feeling of sadness for this world. I have been lying in bed for the last hour just thinking about how selfish we, as a people, are. Romans 3:11 says, “There is none that understands God. There is none that seek Him.” And isn’t that so true?
I am part of a local internet bulletin board for moms to connect around this area. It’s a board for people of all kinds, not just Christians. Recently, one of the questions a girl asked was how she should deal with a friend who did not include her in her wedding. The answers were all unbelievable. Angry women saying how mad they would be and how she shouldn’t attend events for her. I just couldn’t believe the selfishness coming through!
Since when did another person’s wedding become about you, is all I could think. I mean, don’t get me wrong ladies, I’ve been that person before. Of course everyone wants to feel loved and respected by our friends and what a way to honor them. Seriously though, in a situation like this, shouldn’t we just, as it says in Romans 12:15, “Rejoice with those who rejoice.”
I don’t want to come off sounding high and mighty, because I am not. I feel I am the lowest of sinners. I just think that since our mission trip, God has really been working so my heart would be sensative to the spirit. I want to think like Jesus so I can be like Jesus. I hope you do too!
So, today, why don’t we strive to, “Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit, but in humility consider others better than ourselves.” Phillipians 2:3
I hope you all have a blessed day!