Bible Truth Podcast

Putting Others’ Needs Before Our Own

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The title of this episode is putting others’ needs before our own. The Bible is filled with numerous teachings about love, selflessness, and kindness toward others before ourselves, as depicted in this article.

One such teaching that often arises is the exhortation to put others’ needs before our own. This is a principle that underlines much of the Bible’s teachings on sacrificial love and service.

One well-known passage, commonly referred to as the Golden Rule, comes from the book of Matthew, which says: “So whatever you wish that others would do to you, do also to them, for this is the Law and the Prophets” (Matthew 7:12).

This means that Christians are called to treat others as they would like to be treated themselves, reminding us that selfishness and self-centeredness are to be avoided if we are to fully live out the teachings of the Bible.

From the example of Yahshua Himself, who gave up his life for the sake of others, to the numerous stories of biblical figures who put others first, the Bible consistently emphasizes the importance of serving others.

For example, in the book of Philippians, the apostle Paul writes about the importance of having the same mindset as Yahshua, “who made Himself nothing, taking on the nature of a servant.” (Philippians 2:7).

This passage reminds readers of the humility and sacrifice that Yahshua demonstrated for our sake, which we are also encouraged to emulate in our relationships with others.

Putting others’ needs before our own not only aligns with biblical values but also has practical benefits in our daily lives. For one, it allows us to build stronger relationships with those around us, as we display an attitude of care and consideration for their well-being.

This can have far-reaching implications, from fostering a greater sense of community to helping us grow more compassionate and empathetic toward others.

Also, putting others first can help us develop a healthier perspective on life. When we strive to serve others, we are less likely to become consumed with our own desires and worries.

Instead, we are more likely to focus on the needs of those around us, which can give us a sense of purpose and meaning in our lives.

Additionally, the Bible teaches us to follow the command “love your neighbor as yourself” (Mark 12:31), through which we can cultivate a life of selfless service and sacrifice.

By putting others’ needs before our own, we not only reflect Yahshua’s love for us but also create a positive impact on those around us.

Yes, in a world that often celebrates self-promotion and personal gain, the idea of serving others instead of being served can seem foreign.

However, according to the Bible, serving others is not only an important part of our spiritual lives but it is also our duty as believers.

One of the clearest examples of this is found in Mark chapter 10, where Yahshua teaches his disciples about the importance of serving others. He says, “For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.” (Mark 10:45).

Yahshua, the Son of Yahweh, came to earth not to be served, but to serve. If Yahshua, the King of Kings, was willing to serve others, then how much more should we, as his followers, be willing to do the same?

This idea of serving others is also seen throughout the New Testament. In Romans 12:10, Paul writes, “Be devoted to one another in love. Honor one another above yourselves.”

Similarly, Philippians 2:3-4 says, “Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves, not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interests of the others.”

These verses show that as believers, our duty is not to focus solely on our own desires and ambitions, but to consider the needs of others and serve them.

This can take many forms, from volunteering at a local shelter or church, to simply taking the time to listen and be present for someone who is struggling.

Serving others can also be a reflection of our love for Yahweh. In 1 John 4:20-21, it says, “Whoever claims to love Yahweh yet hates a brother or sister is a liar. For whoever does not love their brother and sister, whom they have seen, cannot love Yahweh, whom they have not seen.”

And Yahshua the Messiah has given us this command: Anyone who loves Yahweh must also love their brother and sister. Did you get that?

By serving others, we are showing our love for Yahweh and our willingness to follow His commands. Ultimately, the idea of serving others is not just a duty, but it is also a privilege.

As we follow in the footsteps of Yahshua and serve those around us, we have the opportunity to make a difference in their lives and to be a light in a world that often feels dark.

In conclusion, putting others’ needs before our own might be a hard thing to do for many of us, especially in today’s selfish culture and rebellious generation.

But being in the Hebraic faith, we must fight the good fight and stand up for what is good and acceptable to Yahweh. As followers of Yahshua, we must be bold to proclaim good and truth and not be ashamed or scared of them.

Yes, many will be against us, but if Yahweh is with us, who can be against us? In Matthew 10:28, it says, “And you shall not be afraid of those who can kill the body but not able to kill the soul. Rather, be afraid of him who can destroy soul and body in Gehenna (hell).”

That’s it for today, my dear brothers and sisters in Yahshua the Messiah.

Before I go, let me pray this for you: May Yahweh bless you and keep you; may Yahweh make his face to shine upon you and be gracious to you; may Yahweh lift up his countenance upon you and give you peace. I pray this to Yahweh in Yahshua’s name. Halleluyah! Amen.

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