AN ATTITUDE ADJUSTMENT
Philippians 2:5 “Let this mind be in you which was also in Christ Jesus”
One day, Jesus took His disciples up a mountain and began to reveal how our everyday life is connected to our eternal future (Mt 5:3-12)
His words teach us to have an ETERNAL ATTITUDE, or as Paul said, to “Set your mind on things above, not on things on the earth” (Col 3:2)
So far, we have learned:
ETERNAL ATTITUDE #1 (Mt 5:3) DON’T LET A TEMPORARY SITUATION STEAL YOUR ETERNAL FUTURE
ETERNAL ATTITUDE #2 (Mt 5:4) DON’T LET TEMPORARY SORROW SWALLOW GOD’S ETERNAL COMFORT
ETERNAL ATTITUDE #3 DON’T LET TEMPORARY GLORY REPLACE ETERNAL
Jesus described Himself as “gentle and lowly in heart” (Mt 11:29) and told His followers that they should live their lives the same
“Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth” (Mt 5:5)
Jesus repeatedly taught this to His Apostles (Mt 19:30, Mt 20:16, Mk 9:35, Mk 10:31, Lk 13:30)
And when I need an “attitude adjustment”, one of my favorite verses to turn to is Matthew 20, where James and John try to sneak into first and second place in the kingdom of heaven. (Mt 20:21)
After the other ten disciples found out what they had done, they became angry because they wanted that inheritance for themselves (Mt 20:24)
So, Jesus gave them an ETERNAL ATTITUDE adjustment:
“You know that the rulers of the Gentiles lord it over them, and those who are great exercise authority over them. Yet IT SHALL NOT BE SO AMONG YOU; but whoever desires to become great among you, let him be your servant. And whoever desires to be first among you, let him be your slave--just as the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give His life a ransom for many." (Matthew 20:25-28)
When children line up for recess, why don’t we see them pushing and shoving for the last place in line?
The same reason you and I don’t…
But, if we understand the eternal inheritance awaiting us if we “serve” rather than “be served”...
If we have an ETERNAL ATTITUDE...
We might hear our Lord say, “Well done, good and faithful servant; you were faithful over a few things, I will make you ruler over many things. Enter into the joy of your lord.” (Mt 25:21)
DON’T LET TEMPORARY GLORY REPLACE ETERNAL
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