First shalt thou take out the Holy Pin. Then shalt thou count to three, no more, no less.
I don't like to be seen as the guy who's always knocking stuff, especially well intentioned things, but I'm frustrated by the "I Am Second" phenomenon that appears to be growing in popularity.
While I appreciate greatly the sentiment of putting the Almighty before one's self, I think the Christian obligation is even deeper than that.
That's why I share my Facebook status for this week:
"Gunny is not second, but rather third: God first, others second, Gunny third."
When I figured out the gist of the "I Am Second" movement, I was immediately reminded of Philippians 2:3.
"Do nothing from rivalry or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves." (ESV)
In other words ... I AM THIRD.
After I preached on that section of Philippians at Providence Church, the following acrostic was suggested to me, which I share for your edification ... and joy.