Verse of The Day
Amplified Bible (AMP) – Philippians 2:3 Do nothing from factional motives [through contentiousness, strife, selfishness, or for unworthy ends] or prompted by conceit and empty arrogance. Instead, in the true spirit of humility (lowliness of mind) let each regard the others as better than and superior to himself [thinking more highly of one another than you do of yourselves].
Common English Bible (CEB) – Philippians 2:3 Don’t do anything for selfish purposes, but with humility think of others as better than yourselves.
English Standard Version (ESV) – Philippians 2:3 Do nothing from rivalry or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves.
Good News Translation (GNT) – Philippians 2:3 Don’t do anything from selfish ambition or from a cheap desire to boast, but be humble toward one another, always considering others better than yourselves.
King James Version (KJV) – Philippians 2:3 Let nothing be done through strife or vainglory; but in lowliness of mind let each esteem other better than themselves.
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New International Version (NIV) – Philippians 2:3 Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves,
New King James Version (NKJV) – Philippians 2:3 Do nothing from selfish ambition or conceit, but in humility regard others as better than yourselves.
New Living Translation (NLT) – Philippians 2:3 Don’t be selfish; don’t live to make a good impression on others. Be humble, thinking of others as better than yourself.
Revised Standard Version (RSV) – Philippians 2:3 Do nothing from selfishness or conceit, but in humility count others better than yourselves.
The Message Bible (MSG) – Philippians 2:3 Don’t push your way to the front; don’t sweet-talk your way to the top. Put yourself aside, and help others get ahead.
There’s nothing done with selfish motives or conceit that stays through the test of time.
I like the way the Message Bible puts it; ” Don’t push or sweet-talk yourself to the front all by yourself (paraphrase).
Where there is conceit there’s arrogance and pride.
The Bible says in James 4:3 Ye ask, and receive not, because ye ask amiss, that ye may consume it upon your lusts.
It is a selfless service that God rewards.
When you serve genuinely from your heart without minding who’s looking at you or not, or who will notice and bless you. But serving selflessly, not exalting yourself above others.
Then He will lift you so high. Even if you don’t want to be noticed he will make you, just like he did with Job, in Job 1:8 because he is proud of you.
He will take you to the front by Himself and there you will remain, when you serve with a sincere heart.
Help me to guard my heart with all diligence, and never let selfish thoughts proceed out of it.
Purge my mind of every contrary thoughts, and make me to always remember that I am only what I am by your grace. Amen.
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