“Look not every man on his own things, but every man also on the things of others” (Philippians 2:4). Responsibility means that the buck stops here or the cause lies with me. Every man must accept accountability for his own actions, and men must make sure that their actions don’t cause trouble for others. Last week a woman sleeping in her bed, was shot by a bullet coming in from the street, and several days later that woman died. Someone fired the fatal shot, and the action of this person brought grief to the family of the deceased. The shooter got up that morning the same as we all do. The shooter went though his day performing actions the same as we all do. But the firing of guns in the streets was an action which was not done in the best interest of fellow human beings. The shooter was not looking on the things of others, but was looking after his personal interest.
We must be careful with our actions, we need to ask ourselves, will my actions harm or help? Let us resolve to be the kind of person who does nothing to destroy another, and let us use our actions to help make other people better.
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