Thinking Ahead

A man was watching his eighty-year-old neighbor planting a small peach tree. He approached the man and asked, “You don’t expect to eat peaches from that tree, do you?” The old man rested on his spade and answered, “No, at my age I don’t expect that I will. But all my life I’ve enjoyed peaches—never from a tree I planted myself. I’m just trying to pay the other fellows who planted the trees for me.”

The Bible continually encourages us to think about other people rather than just being concerned about our own needs and wants. Try to think of ways you can fulfill the will of God by putting others first.

“Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves, not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interests of the others.”—Philippians 2:3-4


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