LOOK OUT

"Look not every man on his own things, but every man also on the things of others (Phil 2.5)."

My neighbor made a snide remark the other day about me being nosy. What he didn't know was that this is the mind that was in Jesus Christ (Phil 2.5-6). What kind of world would it be if no one cared about others enough to look out to them.

Asking another how are they doing or what are they doing is not being nosy. It's caring about them. It's selfish to be concerned only about things of our own. How can we fulfill the 'royal law' according to the scriptures, "Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself (Jas 2.8)." if we don't look out to others. Many people are lonely, desperately needing a knock on the door or a friendly, "What are you doing?" or "How are you doing?"

One of the best ways of looking out to others is to ask them if they have heard the good news and say - "Christ died for our sins, he was buried, and he rose the third day (1 Cor 15.3-4)." This allows them to believe on Christ and be saved (Rom 10.14)(See SAVED on www.preach-the-gospel.org for a definition of 'saved'.). A person becomes born of God (saved) the instant they believe on Christ (Jn 6.47, Acts 16.31 and 1 Jn 5.1) then we can enjoy fellowship with them (1 Jn 1.3). "For it pleased God by the foolishness of preaching (the gospel) to save them that believe (Mk 16.15 & 1 Cor 1.21b)."

It's not being nosy to ask another what they are doing or how are they doing. In fact, this is the mind that Christ himself had (Phil 2.4-5). Asking a stranger if they have heard the good news and telling it to them allows them to believe on Christ and makes a brother or sister out of them that instant. Let's look out!

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