Lessons From Levi (Selfishness)


One Day, Carrie poured herself some water and poured Levi some milk. After drinking a little of his milk, he saw Carrie’s cup and wanted some of her drink. He didn’t know it was water but when he tried it, he made a scowl and picked up his milk.

His milk was much better tasting than Carrie’s water.

Adults do the same thing. They see what others have and think it’s better than what they have. Most times they end up disappointed because in trying to gain what others have it didn’t reach the expectation they thought it would.

On the other hand, Christians aren’t just part of people’s life, they’re in their life. They get to know others so that they know how to pray for them, communicate with them, encourage them and serve them.

Carrie knows Levi likes milk more than water. What kid doesn’t? As a Christian we know these things about others who are in our life. Christians care about others enough to care about them more than ourselves. If you’re a Christian, you’re called to be a servant. So serve others, with love and not through gritted teeth.

Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit, but in humility consider others better than yourselves. Each of you should look not only to your own interests, but also to the interests of others. (Philippians 2:3, 4 NIV84)

*Levi is my 2-year-old and I'm learning life lessons watching him grow

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About Kevin Riner
child of grace, worshiper of Jesus, husband, father, Pastor of Village Church, author of Faith Debugged

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