A Step on the Ladder to Success

I’ve heard it said that if you want to be a success, then help someone else to succeed. This surely reflects, “Give, and it shall be given unto you,” that Jesus has decreed.

You’ll be blessed to share in the joy of their success, as a result of your interaction. And you’ll be giving the journey to your own goals and success that much greater traction.

God wants us to grow in our relationship with Him and also in relating to our neighbor. Caring about their welfare and sharing the love of Christ is our most rewarding labor.

When we look for opportunities to do this–through prayer or action on our part–as always, the Lord will bless us, too, when others are largely on our heart.

P. A. Oltrogge

“And He said to him, ‘You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind. This is the great and foremost commandment. And a second is like it, You shall love your neighbor as yourself. On these two commandments depend the whole Law and the Prophets.’” Matthew 22:37-40

“Then He poured water into the basin, and began to wash the disciples’ feet, and to wipe them with the towel with which He was girded.” John 13:5

“…Do you know what I have done to you? You call Me Teacher and Lord, and you are right, for so I am. If I then, the Lord and the Teacher, washed your feet, you also ought to wash one another’s feet. For I gave you an example that you also should do as I did to you.” John 13:12-15

“But the greatest among you shall be your servant.” Matthew 23:11

“Do nothing from selfishness or empty conceit, but with humility of mind let each of you regard one another as more important than himself; do not merely look out for your own personal interests, but also for the interests of others.” Philippians 2:3-4

“The steps of a good man are ordered by the Lord, and He delights in his way.” Psalm 37:23 (NKJV)

“In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make your paths straight.” Proverbs 3:6

Except as noted, all scripture (NASB)

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