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THEME: SELFLESSNESS 1 Corinthians 13:4-7 NIV ”Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud.... Revelation of the Word:


1 Corinthians 13:4-7 NIV

Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.“


True love is reflected in the image and likeness of God in which we are created. The Holy Spirit radiates love in our hearts  and helps us day by day to be selfless. Love is the foundation of selflessness and it entails exercising of patience and humility having faith in Jesus Christ. In the spirit of humility love does not boast but ensures that we remain lowly despite our positions, wealth, education level and power. Love is not self seeking but puts first the interests of others. Jesus calls us to love our enemies and do good to those who hate us, bless those who curse us and pray for those who mistreat us (Luke 6:27-28). Otherwise, what difference would we make if we live like everyone else who seeks vengeance and keeping a record of wrong. We are children of God and need to love truly in word and in deed.


Selflessness according to the dictionary is lack of preoccupation with one’s own interests, advancement, desires, and attentiveness to those of others. One trait that is required for every Christian in our walk of faith is selflessness. Sometimes we care and worry about ourselves and our wants and totally forget the interests of others. We become preoccupied on our own lives and mind our own business too much and don’t give others our time, help and attention as it is required of us. True religion according to James 1:27 is to care for the needs of the orphans and widows and being unspotted from the world. We are called to be lowly in mind and esteeming others before ourselves, and looking at the interests of others before ourselves (Philippians 2:3-4). Sometimes selfishness breeds greed and one only cares about what is in for them. Selflessness calls for humility and that reflects the image of Christ. Jesus being Lord humbled Himself to the point of dying on the cross for the sins of the world and liberating us to the Father. Through His sacrificial offering we are called to be like Christ. Sacrificing our own lives, resources, knowledge, time for the sake of others. As believers we must realize that we are co-heirs with Christ, that is His brothers and sisters and therefore we should conduct ourselves and speak in a manner that reflects the image of our Father. As heirs we share in His suffering and therefore His glory (Romans 8:17). In the reflection of Christ we should give with no expectation whatsoever, for the reward comes from our Father in heaven. Selflessness results in sacrificing for others, forgiving others, making peace with others, and having more love for others including our enemies. Selflessness calls for pure love and compassion that leads us to carry the burdens of others as Christ did thus fulfilling the law of love (Galatians 6:2).  


Dear Lord Jesus we thank You for loving us. Thank You for You loved us even when we were still sinners and died for us. Thank You for making us co-heirs with You. Thank You for making us kings and priests and giving us dominion to rule on earth. Thank You for loving us first. We declare that we shall achieve all that You have planned for us. We shall accomplish the mission and purpose for which You have called us. We renounce every plan of the devil to derail, delay, destroy, kill and steal that which belongs to us, our children, communities and nation. We speak peace and prosperity upon us in every sphere of our lives. May You make a way dear Lord Jesus for every orphan, widow, widower, street child, jobless person, unmarried, childless, sick and suffering among us. May You show Yourself strong in us and through us for the glory and honor of Your name. May You bless us and keep us dear Lord Jesus. May You shine Your face towards us and be gracious unto us. May You show Your countenance unto us and give us peace. May the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit, be with us now and forevermore. Amen

Further reading: Leviticus 19:18, Romans 12:9-10

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