Put Others Before Ourselves

Acts 20:35- “I have been an example of how you can help those in need by working hard. Remember the words of the Lord Jesus: “It is more blessed to give than to receive.” (New Living Translation)

Herbert G. Bowen, VATG Guest Blogger

Herbert G. Bowen, VATG Guest Blogger

Many have asked, “what is in it for me?” Many believe that without incentive there are no desirable, worthwhile outcomes. Many believe that we live to gain in order to die comfortably. But wait, “I observed yet another example of something meaningless under the sun.” We live in a selfish world where the majority only look out for themselves (Ecclesiastes 4:7). Thus, let us challenge ourselves to share our resources with others and partake in their joy. Let us challenge the way we think, putting others before ourselves, until someone reminds us that WE HAVE TO EAT TOO. It is this mentality that shares God’s grace and brings hope to the lost. It is this mentality that molds the young generation into leaders and the older generation into advisers. Therefore, be unrelenting and steadfast in your daily life/mission and God will bless you. Amen

About Herbert G. Bowen, Jr.

Born in King of Prussia, Pa., Herbert G. Bowen Jr., accepted the Lord Jesus Christ at the tender age of 5. An active member of the Central Church of God in Charlotte, N.C. where he resides, Herbert serves as a youth/discussion group leader, where he has preached and taught Sunday school, as well  as Wednesday night service. In addition, he has preached at Second Baptist Church in Pottstown, Pa., Destiny City Church in Salisbury, N.C.  At his current age of 24, Herbert is the youngest board member on the United Negro College Fund (UNCF) Leadership Council, where he serves to lessen the costs of tuition for African American students. Moreover, Herbert serves on the PureHope advisory board, where his commitment to “wait until marriage” fits perfectly with PureHope’s mission to bring a Christian solution to an immoral culture.

Finally, Herbert through the will of God writes weekly devotionals to combat the decreasing morality in the 18-30 age group a.k.a., “the transition gap.” This is an effort to re-introduce Jesus Christ to this spiritually starved generation. His devotionals go out to 2,000+ people and continues to grow under the Lord’s watchful eye.  He is a graduate of Purdue University with a degree in Business Management. He provides business expertise to help others start their businesses.


3 thoughts on “Put Others Before Ourselves

  1. We live in a generation (and truth be told for quite some time) in which people always want to know what’s in it for them before they allow themselves to do good for someone. I was told by my mother once that “angels walk the earth and when you fail to do something for someone, you just walked past your blessing.” I think if we looked at one another as one of God’s angels, then we would not hesitate to do good and right by one another when an opportunity arises for us to use our talents to assist one another.

    • Thank you for your comment Donald! Your mother’s words are spot-on. This is our charge to one another.

    • That is great imagery to go along with an exceptional point. The problem is the world we live like you stated and the lack of brother and sisterhood to unite under God. 1 Corinthians 4:7 shows us that it is through how we live and who gave us our talents and abilities.

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