Sometimes I try to find exceptions to nothing. Well, I don’t know that I try so much as that I just live as though God made exceptions to nothing.
For instance, this one:
“Let nothing be done through strife or vainglory; but in lowliness of mind let each esteem other better than themselves” (Philippians 2:3).
How often do I indulge in strife, conflict, pickiness, or grumpiness? Sometimes it is so easy to do something just because I know it will bother somebody.
And how often do I pursue my own glory? Oh, how easy it can be to do and say things that will result in the praise of men! Even something silly — positioning my notebook computer in such a way that people can easily see it’s a genuine IBM ThinkPad.
Lowlineness. Humility. Brokenness. The mind of Christ.