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Luke 18:9-14 (NIV)

Philippians 2:1-11 (NIV)

Our mindset, our attitude shapes how we see life, the Lord, and other people.

The Pharisee in Luke 18 has an arrogant attitude toward others; he is better than other people.  There’s no doubt in his mind and he tells God all about his superiority in his prayer.  He doesn’t need anything from God.  The Tax Collector, in absolute humility. begs God for mercy.  He falls before God understanding that he has tremendous need for grace.

Jesus was humble, although God the Son, equal with God, coming to earth to empty himself and serve.  He emptied himself so much so, that he would allow people to crucify him to death.  Jesus served well, with an attitude we all can imitate as we seek to follow him and serve well, that others may know that he is Lord, “that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, 11 and every tongue acknowledge that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.”

Our attitude shapes our mindset; that is how we see others. how we see God, and how we serve others and follow Jesus.  Sometimes I need an attitude adjustment that I might walk humbly with God, remember the extraordinary grace of the Lord Jesus to me, and then serve humbly and faithfully.

How is your attitude today?  Do you have a mindset to humbly ask God for mercy and to joyfully serve others in Christ’s name? Do you need an attitude adjustment like me?

Yes, our Attitude is significant but Jesus is everything.