Honor Others Above Ourselves

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When it comes to choosing between humility or our pride, we get to pick which path we take. It's your choice which direction you want to move in. The Bible says that God opposes the proud, but he gives grace to the humble. But while you are free to choose, but if you choose pride, then you are choosing to face off against an opposing team that has the God of the entire universe on their side. If you choose pride over humility, you will lose every time, and you will lose for all eternity.

Pride keeps you from carrying the burdens of others, and we are consistently surrounded by people who have burdens. The only question is: Will we honor them above ourselves and take the time to be involved in burden bearing? 2 Corinthians 1:3-4 states, “Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves receive from God.” So, when someone goes through fatigue or burnout, or they go through some type of struggle, if you have experienced something similar and God has brought you through that, then he is counting on you to comfort others with the comfort that you have received from God. Your pain in the past will enable you to be able to help others in the present.

Discussion/Reflection Questions: When has someone come alongside of you and helped you carry a heavy burden? How did this experience impact you?

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