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Acts 14:7

In acts_14_7 on December 18, 2007 at 11:12 am

Because of the gospel, we love others more than ourselves. We put their interests ahead of our own. Why do we do this, isn’t the gospel something that saves our own lives? Isn’t it something personal to us? It’s what gets us into heaven, what does it have to do with others? Look at Christ’s example. Jesus’ needs were met before we were created. He already had everything He needed in the Father. He didn’t need to create us and certainly didn’t need to come down here and die for us. But He wanted to.

In the gospel, we find all that we need and that frees us to practice a similar kind of love. One that seeks the good of others over ourselves. How can we truly love others when we are still seeking after our own good? Philippians 2:5 tells us to adopt the same attitude that Christ had when he gave up His throne to become one of us and take on the punishment we deserved. This is an attitude of selflessness.

“And there they continued to preach the gospel” – Acts 14:7

Each Tuesday a different reflection on the gospel and its continual effect on our lives

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