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Week 15 Bible Reading: Philippians 2:1-4

Dingo the Dog

Do not be interested only in your own life, but be interested in the lives of others. - Philippians 2:4 ICB

Harry Tupper is a fishing legend in Idaho. There’s a spot on Henry’s Lake over on the east side of the state that’s named for him: “Tupper’s Hole.”

What many people remember most about Harry, aside from fishing prowess, was his dog, Dingo. Now there was a dog! Dingo sat alongside Harry in his boat and watched intently while he fished. When Harry hooked a trout, Dingo would bark furiously until the fish was netted and released.

Dingo’s enthusiasm teaches us something: It’s better to get more excited about what others are doing than what we are doing.

Read Philippians 2:4 and think about Dingo. Then ask yourself: Do I spend time thinking about “the interests of others”? My friends? My parents? My brothers or sisters? Do I get as excited about what God is doing for others?

We are most like God when put others first. Paul said, “Give more honor to others than to yourselves” (2:3 ICB). Be like Dingo!

Fun Fact

According to the website PetMD, the five smartest dogs are the border collie, the poodle, the German Shepherd, the golden retriever, and the Doberman pinscher.

Just You and God

Dear God, I need your help with this. I want to tell my friends that they are special. Help me to figure out how to do that.
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