John Hagee 28 October 2021 Daily Devotional | Thursday Message
Philippians 2:3 | Let nothing be done through selfish ambition or conceit, but in lowliness of mind let each esteem others better than himself.
We move at warp speed, rushing through exhausting days to fall into bed with unmet demands still burdening our hearts.
With so many responsibilities and so much pressure to perform, it is easy to develop tunnel vision. We focus exclusively on ourselves and our dreams and desires. Others become resources to reach our goals or nuisances that impede our progress.
Jesus calls us away from a life of selfishness into a life of sacrifice. Following His example, we learn to look up and look around. When the disciples shooed away the children who clambered around Christ, He stopped them and pulled the children in for a blessing.
On a life-or-death mission, He stopped for the woman with the issue of blood. On the Sabbath day, while the Pharisees looked on scornfully, He healed the man with a withered hand.
In the middle of important work, He noticed and took time. In fact, the irritants and outcasts were His important work. Instead of pushing them to the fringes of society, He pulled in the prostitutes, swindlers, crippled, and poor.
Where can we swap our selfish ambition for sacrifice? How can we exchange our conceit for concern? In the middle of our important work, let us look up and look around.
Blessing| May the Lord bless you and keep you. May the Lord make His face to shine upon you and be gracious unto you and give you His peace. May Jesus give you eyes to truly see those around you. Look up and look around. As you minister to the least of these, you do it as unto Him.
Today’s Bible Reading:
Old Testament| Jeremiah 51:54-52:34
New Testament| Titus 3:1-15
John Charles Hagee is an American Protestant pastor and televangelist. The founder of John Hagee Ministries, his ministry is telecast to the United States and Canada. Hagee is also the founder and chairman of the Christian-Zionist organization Christians United for Israel