Without Competition

God’s desire is for us to walk in love and humility, without competition, arrogance or self-promotion. As we do this, we will bring encouragement to the Lord’s body by dwelling in unity. Ask God to reveal things that are inconsistent with His purposes. Let go of ego-driven agendas. Let the Spirit of God examine your motives and move you more and more toward spiritual maturity.

Psalm 133:1 — Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity!

1 Corinthians 13:4-8 —

4 Love is always patient;
    love is always kind;
love is never envious
    or arrogant with pride.

Nor is she conceited,
and she is never rude;
she never thinks just of herself
    or ever gets annoyed.

She never is resentful;
is never glad with sin;
she’s always glad to side with truth,
    and pleased that truth will win.[b]

She bears up under everything;
    believes the best in all;
there is no limit to her hope,
    and never will she fall.

Love never fails.

1 Corinthians 13:14 — When I was a child, I spoke like a child, thought like a child, and reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I gave up my childish ways.

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