Friday, January 02, 2009

What's best for me, or others?

Steps 4 & 5 of the lesson, “What’s your goal in life?,” are exhortations to practice love according to Dr. Sam Tullock’s commentary. One way to think about agape love is to define it as “doing something that’s in the best interest of someone else” (which may not be in your own best interest).

With this idea of love in mind, read 1 Thessalonians 4:9-12, and think about how leading a quiet life, minding your own business, and doing your job can be something done in the best interest of outsiders (unbelievers). Check out an example of the normal mode: “to do what’s best for me.”

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