1. Your life in Christ makes you strong, and his love comforts you. You have fellowship with the Spirit, and you have kindness and compassion for one another.
2. I urge you, then, to make me completely happy by having the same thoughts, sharing the same love, and being one in soul and mind.
3. Don't do anything from selfish ambition or from a cheap desire to boast, but be humble toward one another, always considering others better than you.
4. And look out for one another's interests, not just for your own.
5. The attitude you should have is the one that Christ Jesus had:
A number of people, even Christians, life’s revolve around impressing others and self-satisfaction. Their lives are set on the “own self”. The seed of dissension is sown when people are only concerned about themselves.
Paul emphasises spiritual unity, and that is why he asks the Philippians to love one another and to be “one in love”; “one in heart and one in goal”.
If we work together, and if we’re as concerned about other’s problems like our own, then we live according to Christ’s example, because He always placed other’s needs in front of His own. This brings unity.
Don’t be so concerned about the impressions you make, or about your own interests, that your relationships with other members of God’s family become impaired. Let the Spirit of God work through your life to bring more children to Him.