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… consider the interests of others …

Philippians 2:4


This morning I heard a commentator talk about how America is doomed to deteriorate from the stalemate in Washington DC, because we “love politics.”


He would have been more accurate if he had said, “Our nation is in decline because Americans have learned to think only of themselves.”


Community rights and the rights of others have become frivolous concepts in America’s judicial system and emphasis on political correctness.  It’s all about individual rights … my rights!


The current American mantra is, 

“I have my rights and they trump yours!  You only have your rights if they do not limit mine!”


Our political system simply accentuates this selfishness.


Anyone with a successful marriage knows that their marriage will fail if both husband and wife do not consider the interests and needs of their spouse.  


This is one reason many Christians have failed marriages.  We have failed to consider the interests and needs of our spouse.


The Westminster Confession of Faith writes: 

“Marriage is designed for the mutual help of husband and wife.”  


This affirmation is built upon God’s declaration in Genesis 2:18:

“It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him a helper fit just for for him.”


If your marriage is on shaky ground, Paul’s counsel in Philippians 2:4 is one of the great secrets for having a great marriage. 

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