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MAY 27


 In lowliness of mind let each esteem other better than themselves—Phil. 2:3


  Paul exhorts that all shall cultivate the grace of humility, and that in every affair each shall take heed that “nothing be done through strife or vainglory,” that self-laudation and strivings for pre-eminence be thoroughly put away as the greatest enemies to the Spirit of the Lord and the blessing of the Church. On the contrary, each should have that lowliness of mind which can see the good qualities of fellow brethren and appreciate some of these qualities at least as superior to his own. All the talents, and all the abilities, need never be expected in any one person in any congregation. So, then, each may, if he be of lowly mind, see in others certain good qualities or graces superior to his own, and should delight to recognize these and to esteem their possessor accordingly.



Parallel passages: Rom. 12:3,10,16; 1 Pet. 5:5; Phil. 2:5-11; Psa. 138:6; Prov. 15:33; 16:19; 25:6,7; Isa. 57: 15; Jer. 45: 5; Mic. 6: 8; Matt. 11: 29; 20:26,27; 23:12; Luke 14:10; John 13:14-16.