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Philippians 2: 1-4: “Therefore if there is any consolation in Christ, if any comfort of love, if any fellowship of the Spirit, if any affection and mercy, fulfill my joy by being like-minded, having the same love, being of one accord, of one mind. Let nothing be done through selfish ambition or conceit, but in lowliness of mind let each esteem others better than himself. Let each of you look out not only for his own interests, but also for the interests of others.” Scripture teaches that our fellowship is not only with God the Holy Spirit as seen here, but also with God the Father and God the Son; as well as with other Christians. Paul is strongly emphasizing the unity that should exist between believers and how we must single-mindedly strive together to advance the gospel of Christ. The honest self-examination that Paul is calling for leads to true humility. This enables a person to hold others above himself or herself, to value people over material possessions personal plans.

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