The Beauty of Unselfishness
Philippians 2:21
For all seek their own, not the things which are Jesus Christ's.

A young woman was dying in a lodging in London, of a loathsome disease. Who was her attendant, tenderly nursing her day and night? You might have taken her for a sister. And yet the two had only been fellow servants in the same house, and when the one fell ill and had to go into lodgings, the other gave up her situation to go to nurse her friend, spending her own strength and all her hard-earned savings in supporting her fellow servant, and never leaving her till she died. A friend in Australia has sent me the following touching narrative: — "Some days since, a little girl, called Jane Buchanan, was carrying her brother, a child, in her arms, through the holes not far from Golden Point, on the White Flat, when the little fellow, from joyousness or some other cause, made a sudden spring from his sister's arms, and plumped into an abandoned shaft about ten feet deep. Without a moment's deliberation, our little heroine jumped in to save the life of her brother, and, what is equally gratifying, succeeded. A man who witnessed the accident hurried to the spot, found the girl up to her neck in water and holding the boy above her head, and was hailed with the girl's imploring entreaty — 'Here, you save my little brother, and don't mind me.' Both were drawn up without delay, and both were uninjured save from the cold bath and wet clothes."

(J. H. Wilson, D. D.)

Parallel Verses
KJV: For all seek their own, not the things which are Jesus Christ's.

WEB: For they all seek their own, not the things of Jesus Christ.

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