Higher Everyday Daily Devotional 21-12-18
Friday 21st December 2018
Two friends met for dinner in a restaurant. Each requested some fish, and after a few minutes, the waiter returned with their orders – two pieces of fish of different sizes, on the same platter. One of the men proceeded to serve his friend. Placing the small piece on a plate, he handed it across the table. “Well, you certainly do have nerves!” exclaimed his friend. “What’s troubling you?” asked the other. “Look what you’ve done. You’ve given me the little piece and kept the big one for yourself,” he answered. “How would you have done it?” the man asked. His friend replied, “If I were serving, I would have given you the big piece”
In life, selfishness has repercussions, just as selflessness has its rewards. Those who are selfless begin almost immediately to reap the rewards of prominence and acclaim, but selfish people may only receive contempt. As a Christian youth, always think about others first.
CHALLENGE: Do not block God’s blessings by being selfish.
PRAYER: Take away any trace of selfishness from me, O lord.
FURTHER READING: Deuteronomy 15:7.
Source: Higher Everyday Daily Devotional