The Interest of Others

When thinking of doing good deeds, we naturally think of helping others outside of our family circle. Perhaps there may be a desperate need of your time from your wife, perhaps your husband needs you to listen without distractions, or perhaps your children need you to be more involved with the changes they are going through.

“Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others.”
‭‭Philippians‬ ‭2:4‬ ‭ESV‬‬

See how you can apply the scripture above to your marriage or to children in your home. Take a look at what your family needs before you look to help outside of the home. When we neglect the needs of our spouse or children it can certainly have negative consequences. 

We are called not to live life for ourselves, but to live life for others. 

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    1. Thanks, James! I believe that family structures have grown weaker over time. The children that are being raised today will carry this on when they raise their family. This needs to change.

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  1. Family is so important. I never understood how some people would treat strangers better than their family. I would never yell or at irrational in front of my colleagues therefore I won’t behave that way at home. We need to treat our love ones with love and respect.

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  2. I have to remind myself of that truth often, especially as I am interrupted when I am in the middle of something I deem important. My heavenly Father gently nudges me and says, loving others is important not plans and programs. So please remember if I miss reading your post or making a comment, it is probably because of one of God’s sweet interruptions.

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